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By JaHyun Kim Haboush,Kenneth R. Robinson

Kang grasp was once a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by means of an invading jap military in the course of the Imjin conflict of 1592–1598. whereas in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his techniques on human civilization, warfare, and the enemy’s tradition and society, performing in influence as a undercover agent for his king. prepared and revealed within the 17th century as Kanyangnok, or The list of a Shepherd, Kang’s writings have been tremendous worthy to his executive, delivering new standpoint on a society few Koreans had encountered in one hundred fifty years and new details on jap politics, tradition, and armed forces organization.

In this entire, annotated translation of Kanyangnok, Kang ruminates on human habit and the character of loyalty in the course of a time of battle. A neo-Confucianist with a deep wisdom of chinese language philosophy and background, Kang drew a special line among the Confucian values of his international, which wonderful self, kinfolk, king, and nation, and a overseas tradition that practiced invasion and trap, and, in his view, used to be mostly incapable of civilization. touching on the reports of a former reputable who performed an excellent position in wartime and the infrequent voice of a Korean talking it appears that evidently and insightfully on battle and captivity, this quantity allows a deeper appreciation of the phenomenon of warfare at domestic and abroad.

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