Colloquium
 
14. History or Hagiography? Stelae Inscriptions of Koryŏ Monks
Kyujanggak Korean Studies Colloquium
Thursday November 29, 2007, 4-6 pm

Title: History or Hagiography? Stelae Inscriptions of Koryŏ Monks
Speaker: Sem Vermeersch (Kyujanggak Fellow)
Location: Kyujanggak Seminar Room 201, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Bldg 103) Seoul National University

Description: Investigating the value of the stelae as sources for the history of Korean Buddhism, Sem Vermeersch offers an overview of the main features of biographic stele inscriptions for eminent monks of the Koryŏ period. Though the fifty or so remaining texts are well known, this is the first attempt at critically evaluating the contents or presentation of the inscriptions and at delineating the conventions of this genre. Dr. Sem Vermeersch earned his PhD from SOAS, University of London and has authored several studies on the history of Korean Buddhism, focusing on the Koryŏ dynasty.
(writer : kyuadmin, date : January 3, 2008)  
previous : Euro-American Hegemony and the origin of Modern Korean History
next : 13. Ahn Changho and the Origins of Korean Democracy
back to the list