ABOUT THE BOOKThis book highlights the unique traits of Korean culture reflected in the murals of Koguryŏ tombs. It also underscores the cultural and ideological foundations of Koguryŏ. For instance, the architectural and artistic similarities we find in the comparison of Koguryŏ tombs and Parhae tombs demonstrate the two kingdoms’ historical connection, more specifically, Parhae’s continuation of...
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Publisher: Chai-Shin Yu, The Society for Korean and Related Studies (November 8, 2011)
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lture.Of the three kingdoms, Koguryŏ was the largest in size, possessing the land of present-day Manchuria and North Korea. It was upon this foundation of three kingdoms that Unified Silla, Koryŏ, Chosŏn, and modern-day Korea was built.This book brings to light not only the unique features of Koguryŏ culture and tomb art but also the differences from their Chinese counterpart. Koguryŏ tomb murals serve as an invaluable source of information for studying Korea’s ancient art as well as Koguryŏ’s advancements in politics, architecture, art and performing arts. On the whole, it marks an important development in the art history of ancient East Asia.Northeast Asian History Foundation in Seoul Korea selected this book as an excellent overseas publication.