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Choson Dynasty, 1392-1910
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"The rulers of the Yi, or Choson, dynasty (1392-1910) adopted Confucianism as their governing ideology and withdrew official support for Buddhism." A brief one-paragraph overview, with four objects representative of the period.

Go to Museum Resource: http://archive.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/history/korea-choson-dynasty.cfm
In Pursuit of White: Porcelain in the Chosôn Dynasty, 1392–1910
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Discusses the ascendance of paekcha, or white ware, during the Chosôn period, including its adoption as imperial ware in the 15th century. With 10 related objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chpo/hd_chpo.htm
Mountain and Water: Korean Landscape Painting, 1400–1800
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An extensive discussion of landscape painting during the Chosôn dynasty (1392-1910), which "coincides with a period of great maturation of landscape painting, in style and theoretical paradigms." Covers major artists and key developments in style and technique. With 6 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mowa/hd_mowa.htm
Timeline of Art History: Korea, 1600-1800 A.D.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The Manchu invasions of the Korean peninsula and the subsequent establishment of the Qing dynasty in China during the first half of the seventeenth century shape the Chosôn elite's view of its own culture." With a period overview, list of key events, and 8 related artworks. Also has links to additional information about ceramic production during the Chosôn dynasty (1392-1910), an abridged list of rulers in Korea, and timelines of China and Japan during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=09®ion=eak
Timeline of Art History: Korea, 1800–1900 A.D.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The nineteenth century is a period of significant political, social, and cultural change as Korea lurches into the modern era and world order." With a period overview, list of key events, and 9 related artworks. Also has links to additional information about ceramic production during the Chosôn dynasty (1392-1910), an abridged list of rulers in Korea, and timelines of China and Japan during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=10®ion=eak
Timeline of Art History: Korea, 1900 A.D.–present
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The first half of the twentieth century in Korean history is marked by two grave and painful experiences: the Japanese occupation between 1910 and 1945 and the Korean War of 1950–53." With a period overview and list of key events (but no images). Also has links to additional information about ceramic production during the Chosôn dynasty (1392-1910), an abridged list of rulers in Korea, and timelines of China and Japan during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=11®ion=eak
Work and Leisure: Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting in Korea
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An extensive discussion of genre painting (illustrations of everyday life) in 18th-century Korea. Covers major artists and key developments in style and technique. With 4 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/kgnr/hd_kgnr.htm
Yangban: The Cultural Life of the Joseon Literati
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An extensive discussion of the yangban, the scholar-official class of Joseon Korea. The Joseon yangban were Confucians, and they considered themselves to be "custodians of proper Confucian mores" in Korean society. With 7 related art objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/yang/hd_yang.htm
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