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Author Xu, Jing, 1091-1153, author

Title A Chinese traveler in medieval Korea : Xu Jing's illustrated account of the Xuanhe embassy to Koryo / translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Sem Vermeersch
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
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Series Korean classics library. Historical materials
Korean classics library. Historical materials
Contents Machine generated contents note: Xu Jing and the Illustrated Account -- Author -- Text -- International Relations and the Description of Other Countries -- First Phase of Song-Koryo Interaction -- Resumption of Relations with Song -- Analysis of the Work's Main Features -- Context: Travel Records and Embassy Accounts -- Work's Structure and Main Features -- Maps and Illustrations -- Conclusion -- Preface -- 1. Founding of the Country -- First Enfeoffment -- 2. Dynastic Lineages -- Wang Clan -- Wang Hae, [Present] King of Koryo -- 3. Cities -- Borders -- Topography -- Capital -- Viewing Towers -- People's Houses -- Ward Markets -- Trade -- Local Administrative Divisions -- 4. Prominent Gates -- Sonui Gate -- Outer Gates -- Kwanghwa Gate -- Sungp'yong Gate -- Tongdok Gate -- Palace Hall Gates -- 5. Palace Halls, 1 -- Royal Palace Compound -- Hoegyong Hall -- Kondok Hall -- Changhwa Hall -- Wondok Hall -- Mallyong Hall -- 6. Palaces Halls, 2 -- Changgyong Hall -- Changgyong Hall -- Yonyong Pavilion -- Imch'on Pavilion -- Changgyong Palace -- Chwach'un Palace -- Detached Palaces -- 7. Official Dress -- Royal Dress -- Dress of Policy-Making Officials -- Dress of Chief Councilors -- Dress of Court Attendants -- Dress of Mid-Ranking Officials -- Dress of Directors and Commissioners -- Dress of Court Officials -- Dress of Ordinary Officials -- 8. Famous People -- Custodial Grand Preceptor and Director of the Department of Ministries, Yi Chagyom -- Welcoming Escort Commissioner: Minister of Justice, Junior Second Rank, Pillar of State, Bestowed the Purple and Gold Fish Pouch, Yun Onsik -- Joint Welcoming Escort Commissioner: Executive at the Ministry of Rites, Senior Fourth Rank, Supreme Defender of the Army, Bestowed the Purple and Gold Fish Pouch, Kim Pusik -- Hostel Escort Commissioner: Custodial Master of Works cum Commissioner of the Security Council, Junior First Rank, Supreme Pillar of State, Kim In'gyu -- Joint Hostel Escort Commissioner: Executive Officer at the Ministry of Rites, Senior Fourth Rank, Supreme Defender of the Army, Bestowed the Purple and Gold Fish Pouch, Yi Chimi -- 9. Ceremonial Attributes, 1 -- Coiled Dragon Fan Double Dragon Fan -- Embroidered Flower Fan -- Feather Fan -- Bent Parasols -- Blue Parasols -- 10. Ceremonial Attributes, 2 -- Flower Parasols -- Yellow Banners -- Leopard Tails -- Golden Halberds -- Polo Sticks -- Pennons -- 11. Guards and Armies, 1 -- Banner Leaders of the Dragon-Tiger Personal Guard of the Left and Right -- Generals of the Dragon-Tiger Personal Guard of the Left and Right -- Left and Right Personal Guard Army of the Divine Tigers -- Awe-Inspiring Left and Right Personal Guard Army -- Supreme Generals of the Six Armies and Left-Right Division -- Supreme Senior Colonels of the Six Armies and Divisions -- Ferocious Army of the Dragon-Tiger [Army] -- Golden Bird Division Army -- Restrained Crane Army -- 12. Guards and Armies, 2 -- Thousand Bull Left and Right Division Army -- Divine Flag Army -- Dragon-Tiger Superior Army -- Navy under the Dragon-Tiger Army -- Division Lieutenants for the Gates to the Administrative Offices -- Executive Captain-Banner Leader of the Six Armies -- Division of the Left and Right, Royal Carriage Army -- Army-Commanding Cavalry Colonels -- Cavalry Generals in Command of the Soldiers -- 13. Arms -- Marching Drum -- Bow and Arrows -- Attached Leather Rattles -- Stirrup Poles -- Ceremonial Two-Pronged Halberds -- Foreign Oboe -- Animal Shield -- Girdle Sword -- 14. Flags and Pennons -- Elephant Flag -- Hawk Flag -- Sea Horse Flag -- Phoenix Flag -- Great White Flag -- Flags for the Five Directions -- Small Flags -- 15. Horses and Carts -- Ornate Palanquins -- Palanquins -- Ox Carts -- King's Horse -- Envoys' Horses -- Cavalry Horses -- Pack Saddles -- 16. Officials and Offices -- Government Offices -- National University -- Public Granaries -- Palace Stores -- Medicine Bureau -- Prisons -- 17. Shrines and Temples -- Pog'won Taoist Monastery -- Chongguk Anhwa Temple -- Kwangt'ong Poje Temple -- Hungguk Temple -- Kukch'ong Temple -- Various Temples within and near the Capital -- Sung Mountain Shrine -- Shrine to the Eastern Spirit -- Dragon Shrine at Clam Cave -- Five Dragon Shrine -- 18. Taoism and Buddhism -- Taoism -- Taoists -- Buddhism -- State Preceptor -- Triple-Exalted Monk Grand Masters -- Acarya Bhadanta -- Novice Monks -- Householder Monks -- 19. Common People -- Presented Scholars -- Farmers and Traders -- Craftsmen and Artisans -- Village Leaders -- Boat People -- 20. Women -- Noble Women -- Female Attendants and Concubines -- Demeaning the Envoys -- Aristocratic Women -- [Ordinary] Women -- Carrying Burdens on the Back -- Carrying Burdens on the Head -- 21. Official Servants -- Functionaries -- Executive Captains -- Office Runners -- Junior Runners -- Chamber Boys -- Junior Bedchamber Attendants -- Grooms -- 22. Various Customs, 1 -- Courtyard Torches -- Carrying Candle [Lanterns] -- Recorder of the Clepsydra -- Local Drinks -- Jurisdiction -- Responding to Courtesy -- Granting Attendants -- Amazons -- 23. Various Customs, 2 -- Bathing and Washing -- Agriculture -- Fishery -- Wood Gathering -- Carving Notes -- Butchers -- Dispensing Broth -- Local Products -- 24. Embassy Guards -- First, the Divine Flag Brigade -- Next, Mounted Soldiers -- Next, Cymbal Players and Drummers -- Next, the Thousand Bull Division -- Next, the Golden Bird Division -- Next, Hundred Plays -- Next, Music Division -- Next, Presents -- Next, the Palanquin for the Edict -- Next, Substitute Lower Escort Ranks -- Next, the Xuanwu Lower Escort Ranks -- Next, the Chief Envoy and Deputy Envoy -- Next, the Upper Escort Ranks -- Finally, the Middle Escort Ranks -- 25. Receiving the Edict -- Welcoming the Edict -- Inducting the Edict -- Greeting the Edict -- Exchanging Courtesies -- Offering Libations -- Extending Condolences -- 26. Banquets -- Private Audience -- Banquet Ceremony -- Offering and Returning Drinks -- Seats of the Upper Escort Ranks -- Seats of the Middle Escort Ranks -- Seats of the Lower Escort Ranks -- Hostel Gatherings -- Offering of the Memorandum -- Farewell Banquet -- Farewell in the Western Suburbs -- 27. Embassy Hostel -- Sunch'on Hostel -- Main Hall of the Hostel -- Building for the Edict -- Ch'ongp'ung Pavilion -- Hyangnim Pavilion -- Quarters for the [Chief] Envoy and Deputy Envoy -- Quarters for the General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary -- Quarters for the Documentation Officials -- Western Suburbs Pavilion -- Azure Waves Pavilion -- Guest Hostels -- 28. Tents and Other Accessories, 1 -- Curtains of Colored Silk -- Embroidered Curtains -- Embroidered Paintings -- Chairs -- Banquet Tables -- Light Stands -- Red Lacquered Side Tables -- Black Lacquered Side Tables -- Reclining Couches -- Patterned Seating Mats -- Door Screens -- 29. Tents and Other Accessories, 2 -- Embroidered Pillows -- Sleeping Clothes -- Ramie Robes -- Ramie Clothes -- Painted Folding Fans -- Japanese Cedar Fans -- White Folding Fans -- Pine Fans -- Straw Sandals -- 30. Vessels, 1 -- Animal-Shaped Incense Burners -- Water Bottles -- Stem Cup with Saucer -- Mountain of the Immortals Incense Burner -- Wine Crocks -- Basins with Black Flower Decoration -- Facial Ointment Flasks -- Blooming Lotus Ewer -- Portable Bottles -- 31. Vessels, 2 -- Oil Bottles -- Kundikas -- Flower Vases -- Water Cauldrons -- Water Pitchers -- Hot Water Bottles -- Brass Basins -- Tripod Incense Burners -- Warming Braziers -- Giant Bell -- 32. Vessels, 3 -- Tea Trays -- Earthenware Wine Jars -- Wicker Wine Jars -- Ceramic Wine Jars -- Ceramic Incense Burners -- Food-Covering Baskets -- Wicker Baskets
-- Rice Gruel Cauldrons -- Water Jars -- Straw Mats -- Knives and Brushes -- 33. Shipping -- Patrol Ships -- Official Ships -- Pinewood Boats -- Curtain Boats -- Presenting Food -- Provision of Water -- 34. Sea Lanes, 1 -- Divine Ships -- Merchant Ships -- Beckoning-the-Beloved -- Mountain -- Tiger Head Mountain -- Shen Family Channel -- Plum Peak -- Sea Lion Reef -- Mount Penglai -- Mid-Ocean Reef -- White-Water Ocean -- Yellow-Water Ocean -- Black-Water Ocean -- 35. Sea Lanes, 2 -- Straddling-the-Border Mountain -- Five Isles -- Aligned Islands -- White Mountain [Island] -- Huksan [Island] -- Moon Isles -- Door Screen Mountain Island -- White Clothes Island -- Crouching Islet -- 36. Sea Lanes, 3 -- Spring Grass Islet -- Betel Nut Reef -- Bodhisattva Islet -- Bamboo Island -- Hedgehog Islet -- Kunsan Island -- Crosswise Isle -- 37. Sea Lanes, 4 -- Purple Cloud Islet -- Plentiful Supply Mountain Hongju -- Mountain -- Raven Islet -- Horse Island -- Nine-Headed Mountain -- 38. Sea Lanes, 5 -- Chinaman Island -- Twin Women Reef -- Big Bluish Isle -- Monk's Island -- Ox Heart Isle -- Duke Nie Isle -- 39. Sea Lanes, 6 -- Small Bluish Isle -- Chayon Island -- Rapid Water Strait -- Clam Cave -- Watershed Pass -- Yesong Harbor -- 40. Matching Culture -- Correct Calendar -- Confucianism -- Music -- Weights and Measures
Summary Although famous for its celadon and Buddhist paintings, the Koryō period is still very much terra incognita in world history because of the lack of translated source materials. This work, a fully annotated, complete translation of a key source text on Koryō, fills this gap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civilization.
HISTORY / Asia / China
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Manners and customs.
Travel.
Korea -- Civilization -- 935-1392
Korea -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
Korea -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800
Korea.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Vermeersch, Sem, 1968- translator, writer of added commentary, writer of introduction
ISBN 0824866835 (electronic bk.)
0824868811
9780824866839 (electronic bk.)
9780824868819
Other Titles Xuanhe feng shi Gaoli tu jing. English