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Author Kim, Sun Joo, 1962-

Title Wrongful deaths : selected inquest records from nineteenth-century Korea / compiled and translated by Sun Joo Kim and Jungwon Kim.

Publication Info. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : map.
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Series Korean studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Map of Nineteenth-Century Korea -- Introduction: Chosn Korea in Its Last Century -- Case 1: An Adulterous Widower Meets a Violent Death, Yang Hang-nyn (P'yngyang, P'yngan Province, 1866) -- Case 2: A Family Activist Confronts a Local Magnate, Ms. Pak (Yongin, Kynggi Province, Late Eighteenth Century) -- Case 3: A Defiant Slave Challenges His Master with Death, Yi Pong-dol (Anoi, Kyngsang Province, 1842) -- Case 4: Two Widows Fight, Madam Chang and Ms. On (Yech'n, Kyngsang Province, 1842) -- Case 5: A Heartless Wet Nurse Abuses an Infant, Mun Chong-ji (Chunghwa, P'yngan Province, 1866) -- Case 6: A Widower Seeks Private Settlement, Ms. Chng (Yngch‘n, Kyngsang Province, 1889) -- Case 7: Adultery Leads to Murder, Ms. Paek (Anak, Hwanghae Province, 1897) -- Case 8: An Illegal Burial Begets a Son but Kills a Relative, Kim Kap-san (Hoeyang, Kangwn Province, 1899) -- Glossary.
Summary "This collection presents and analyzes inquest records that tell the stories of ordinary Korean people under the Chosn court (1392-1910). Extending the study of this period, usually limited to elites, into the realm of everyday life, each inquest record includes a detailed postmortem examination and features testimony from everyone directly or indirectly related to the incident. The result is an amazingly vivid, colloquial account of the vibrant, multifaceted societal and legal cultures of early modern Korea. Sun Joo Kim is the Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History at Harvard University. Jungwon Kim is assistant professor of Korean history at Columbia University; 'This book provides an extremely rare view into social interactions among people of quite different classes in Chosn Korea. Points of interest abound'--Robert E. Hegel, Washington University, St. Louis; 'This is an important contribution that significantly advances our knowledge of nineteenth-century Korean legal history. The translated cases shine by being able to introduce daily struggles of non-elites and illustrate the complex dynamics of the judiciary system during the last century of the Chosn dynasty'--Jisoo Kim, George Washington University"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Wrongful death -- Korea -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Court records -- Korea.
Courts -- Korea -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Law -- Social aspects -- Korea -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Social classes -- Korea -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Korea -- History -- Chosn dynasty, 1392-1910 -- Sources.
Korea -- Social conditions -- 1392-1910 -- Sources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kim, Jungwon.
Other Form: Print version: Kim, Sun Joo. Wrongful deaths : selected inquest records from nineteenth-century Korea. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2014] xv, 253 pages Korean studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies 9780295993133 (DLC) 2013037570
ISBN 9780295993126 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9780295804965 (e-book)

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