1st Edition

State Formation in Korea Emerging Elites

By Gina Barnes Copyright 2001
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on early Korean state formation, integrated so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the problems and solutions in peninsular state formation.

    Emerging Elites I: perspectives on state formation in Korea Preface Introduction 1. State formation in the southern Korean peninsula: a critical review 2. Early Korean states: a review of historical interpretation 3. The development of stoneware technology in southern Korea 4. A technological study of earthenware and stoneware from southern Korea 5. Discoveries of iron armour on the Korean peninsula 6. Walled sites in the Three Kingdoms settlement patterns 7. The emergence and expansion of Silla as seen archeologically 8. Korean capital cities Appendix I. Western language works on Korean state formation (ref: Ch. 2)


    Gina Barnes

    'This ambitious volume ... can be considered as one of the most important works in English in the field of Korean archaeology. ... It is almost impossible to find such comprehensive and impartial research even in Korea. ... This book is highly recommended.' - Asian Perspectives