State and Society in Middle and Late Silla
- About the Book
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on centralissues related to the study of early Korea history and archaeology. Thepresent volume addresses several seminal questions associated with themiddle and late periods of the Silla kingdom (ca. 668–935): What was thecomposition of Silla’s ruling elite? How did the state administer localareas? What was the relationship between the Buddhist church and thestate? How did the government evolve over the course of the middle andlate periods of Silla’s rule? And what were the causes of Silla’sdemise?
- Richard D. McBride II is associate professor of Korean studies and Buddhist studies in the Asian and Near Eastern Languages Department at Brigham Young University.