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By Yagyong Chong,Choi Byonghyon

this is often the 1st English translation of 1 of Korea’s so much celebrated historic works, a pre-modern vintage so popular to Koreans that it has encouraged modern literature and tv. Written in 1821 by way of Chong Yagyong (Tasan), Admonitions on Governing the folk (Mongmin simso) is a close handbook for district magistrates on easy methods to govern higher. In encyclopedic style, Chong Yagyong addresses the management, social and monetary lifestyles, legal justice, the army, and the Confucian ritual process. He presents examples of prior corrupt officers and discusses issues of the day corresponding to famine aid and social welfare. A basic demand overhauling the Korean ruling method, the booklet additionally makes the unconventional proposition that the aim of presidency is to serve the pursuits of the folk. This long-awaited translation opens a brand new window on early-nineteenth century Korea and makes on hand to a large viewers a piece whose major issues at the same time go beyond nationwide and cultural boundaries.

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