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William Sangki and Nanhee Min Hahn Fund for Books on East Asia
The Hahn Fund supports books on East Asia by top scholars and writers, with a special emphasis on the experiences and roles of women in politics, education, culture, and society.
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The Culture of Objects in Late Chosŏn Korean Art
The social and economic rise of the chungin class (“middle people” who ranked between the yangban aristocracy and commoners) during the late Chosŏn period (1700–1910) ushered in a world of materialism and commodification of painting...
Painting and Cultural Politics in Late Chosŏn Korea (1700–1850)
Historians have claimed that when social stability returned to Korea after devastating invasions by the Japanese and Manchus around the turn of the seventeenth century, the late Chosŏn dynasty was a period of unprecedented economic...
Artisans and Scholars in Early Qing China
An inkstone, a piece of polished stone no bigger than an outstretched hand, is an instrument for grinding ink, an object of art, a token of exchange between friends or sovereign states, and a surface...