Korea Choson—Rise of the Yangban
Lecture no. 41 from the course: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Revisit Korea for a two-lecture “miniseries” on the Choson dynasty, which ruled Korea for more than 500 years. Choson elites adopted a Neo-Confucian political doctrine, expanded Korean territory, and created a tiered social structure that ranged from slaves to land-owning nobility. Explore the many achievements of this dynasty.