Early Korea Project News

Announcing Two New Volumes of the Early Korea Project Occasional Series!

New Perspectives on Early Korean Art: From Silla to Koryŏ
Edited by Youn-mi Kim
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on central issues related to the study of early Korean history and archaeology. This volume includes discussion of a variety of artworks, ranging from gold adornments found in Silla tombs to Koryŏ Buddhist paintings scattered in modern museum and private collections, that provide insight into the religious practices, aesthetics, cross-cultural exchanges, and everyday life of the people who made, used, appreciated, and circulated them. Based on thorough investigations of these artworks, their social context, and related texts, the five chapters in this book elucidate the cross-cultural interactions between the peoples and regions of Korea, China and South and Southeast Asia during the Silla to Koryŏ periods.

For more information: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9129-9780988692817.aspx

The Han Commanderies in Early Korean History
Edited by Mark E. Byington
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on central issues related to the study of early Korean history and archaeology. The present volume treats that period of the history of the Korean peninsula characterized by the presence of commanderies first established by the Chinese Han empire in 108 B.C. The ten chapters of this volume address such topics as the societies that preceded the commanderies, the history and material culture of the commanderies, particularly of Lelang, the political and cultural influence the commanderies exerted upon surrounding regions, and the structural character of the commanderies in Korean viewed in broad perspective.

Published by the Korea Institute, Harvard University. Distributed by University of Hawai'i Press 
For more information: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9130-9780988692824.aspx

A Closer Look at Ancient Korea

Dr. Mark E. Byington, Project Director of the EKP, interviewed by James Blake Wiener of the Ancient History Encyclopedia

Click here to see the article: http://www.ancient.eu.com/news/3755/

 

Professor Sun Joo Kim in Northeast Asian History Foundation Newsletter (in Korean)

Please click on "역사로 미래로 - 해외 한국학 진흥과 올바른 한국사 인식 확산을 위한 국내외 협력의 길" to view the article.

Large-Scale Storage Facilities Discovered at P'ungnap Walled Site

The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (Director, Kim Ponggŏn) reported the findings from its fifth excavation of the P’ungnap walled site, Section 197 (formerly called the Mirae Maŭl Section; section 6 in the map below).

Over 1,000 Proto Three Kingdoms Period Relics Excavated at Kyŏngsan

As a result of excavations performed at Amnyang-myŏn in Kyŏngsan, North Kyŏngsang Province , where urban development work has been planned since March 2006, some 1,359 artifacts have been discovered in wooden coffin tombs dated to the Proto Three Kingdoms period.

Discovery of A Three Story Subterranean Storage

Last June, Jungwon [Chungwon] Munhwajae Yŏn'guwon (Jungwon [Chungwon] Cultural Properties Institute, www.jungwon.re.kr ) archaeologists discovered a three story subterranean storage reinforced with wood frames and outer walls at a Komo Sansŏng fortress site, Munkyŏng, Kyŏngsang Pukto province.

Early Korea Project News

Announcing Two New Volumes of the Early Korea Project Occasional Series!

New Perspectives on Early Korean Art: From Silla to Koryŏ
Edited by Youn-mi Kim
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on central issues related to the study of early Korean history and archaeology. This volume includes discussion of a variety of artworks, ranging from gold adornments found in Silla tombs to Koryŏ Buddhist paintings scattered in modern museum and private collections, that provide insight into the religious practices, aesthetics, cross-cultural exchanges, and everyday life of the people who made, used, appreciated, and circulated them. Based on thorough investigations of these artworks, their social context, and related texts, the five chapters in this book elucidate the cross-cultural interactions between the peoples and regions of Korea, China and South and Southeast Asia during the Silla to Koryŏ periods.

For more information: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9129-9780988692817.aspx

The Han Commanderies in Early Korean History
Edited by Mark E. Byington
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on central issues related to the study of early Korean history and archaeology. The present volume treats that period of the history of the Korean peninsula characterized by the presence of commanderies first established by the Chinese Han empire in 108 B.C. The ten chapters of this volume address such topics as the societies that preceded the commanderies, the history and material culture of the commanderies, particularly of Lelang, the political and cultural influence the commanderies exerted upon surrounding regions, and the structural character of the commanderies in Korean viewed in broad perspective.

Published by the Korea Institute, Harvard University. Distributed by University of Hawai'i Press 
For more information: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9130-9780988692824.aspx

A Closer Look at Ancient Korea

Dr. Mark E. Byington, Project Director of the EKP, interviewed by James Blake Wiener of the Ancient History Encyclopedia

Click here to see the article: http://www.ancient.eu.com/news/3755/

 

Professor Sun Joo Kim in Northeast Asian History Foundation Newsletter (in Korean)

Please click on "역사로 미래로 - 해외 한국학 진흥과 올바른 한국사 인식 확산을 위한 국내외 협력의 길" to view the article.