Korean Adoption and Inheritance (Sigs Reference Library #80) (Hardcover)

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The cases in Korean adoption and inheritance reveal steps in the transition called "Confucianization" that took place mostly in the seventeenth century. The transition from partible inheritance, equally divided between sons and daughters, to primogeniture; the attempt to use soja as heirs; the movement toward agnatic adoption as the way to provide an heir when there were no children, or when there were only daughters born into the household are all covered in numerous cases from the official history, from government records, and from private documents.

About the Author


Mark Peterson is Professor of Korean Studies at Brigham Young University. Within Korean studies he researches and publishes in the areas of social history, contemporary Korean society, and classic Korean novels.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781885445704
ISBN-10: 1885445709
Publisher: Cornell East Asia Series
Publication Date: February 28th, 2010
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Sigs Reference Library