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KoryŎ: The Dynamics of Inner and Outer


Koryŏ, the middle kingdom (918-1392) in Korea's long pageant of history, has often been overlooked by academics as well as by the public. Over the last decade or so, however, scholars have been quietly conducting new research that has greatly expanded our knowledge of this kingdom, unveiling the astounding complexities of this society.

This conference, using contemporary South Korea as a frame of reference, looks at Koryŏ society in terms of its interactions with the world beyond its borders and attempts to assess how, through constant cross-border contacts of one form or another, Koryŏ, like its successor state of today, evolved into a dynamic, integrative society.

This conference is sponsored by:

  • Northeast Asia History Foundation
  • Academy of Korean Studies
  • Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies.