King Chongjo, an enlightened despot in early modern Korea / Christopher Lovins.

"Were the countries of Europe the only ones that were "early modern"? Was Asia's early modernity cut short by colonialism? Scholars examining early modern Eurasia have not yet fully explored the relationships between absolute rule and political modernization in the highly contest...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lovins, Christopher, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Albany, NY : State University of New York, [2019]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Early modernity and absolutism
  • Politics in early modern Korea
  • The politics of Confucianism
  • Power and factions
  • Building a system
  • Military matters
  • Chongjo in an early modern world
  • Conclusion.