Kyunyo-jon: The Life, Times and Songs of a Tenth-Century Korean Monk

Paperback: $20.00
ISBN-13: 9780646147727
Published: August 1993

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142 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Written 1074–1075, Kyunyo-jon recounts the life of one of the most significant figures in the Buddhist organization of the Koryo period. Presented here is a detailed picture of the norms and practices of Korean Buddhism in a period when Buddhism was the prevailing ethical force in society. The book is also a documentation of Korean perspectives on China and Chinese culture prior to the domination of Chinese Neo-Confucian ideology. Critical comments are made on the Korean literary world and eleven songs composed by the monk Kyunyo are included.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Adrian Buzo, Editor

    • Adrian Buzo, Translator

    • Tony Prince, Editor

    • Tony Prince, Translator