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Author Jackson, Andrew David, author

Title The 1728 Musin Rebellion : Politics and Plotting in Eighteenth-Century Korea / Andrew David Jackson
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The political and military background to the 1728 Musin Rebellion -- Factionalism and the formation of the Musin rebel organization: 1720-1727 -- Plotting in the aftermath of the Soron restoration -- The outbreak of violence -- Shaping the legacy
Summary The first comprehensive account in English of the Musin Rebellion of 1728, which saw an attempt to overthrow King Yeongjo (1694-1776; r. 1724-1776) and was the largest rebellion of eighteenth-century Korea. The rebellion proved unsuccessful, but during three weeks of fighting the government lost control of over a dozen county seats and the rebels drew popular support from the inhabitants of three southern provinces. The revolt profoundly unsettled the early years of Yeongjo's reign and had considerable influence on the subsequent course of factionalism. In this keenly reasoned study, Andrew David Jackson investigates the causes, development, suppression, legacy, and significance of the bloody Musin Rebellion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
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Subject East Asia.
HISTORY / Asia / Korea
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
History & Archaeology.
Politics and government.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
Korea -- History -- Musin Rebellion, 1728
Korea -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824852737
0824852745 (electronic bk.)
9780824852740 (electronic bk.)