[KS] inquiry of Koryo period during the Yuan period

epa at sas.upenn.edu epa at sas.upenn.edu
Sun Dec 19 20:16:40 EST 2010

Dear Junghee,

I assume that you're familiar with the nature of Koryo-Yuan relations.  
As far as the maps go, every U.S.-produced maps showing the  
Mongol/Yuan empire seems to show Koryo simply as a part of the empire.  
It's something I remember noticing in the early 1980's when I was a  
kid who had just arrived from South Korea, and I have detected no  
change over the years. It's interesting to note that the Russian  
principalities that were submitting tributes to the Mongols/Golden  
Horde usually turn up "shaded" on American-made historical maps--thus  
giving the viewer an impression that the entities were nominally  
autonomous but practically parts of the empire.


"Dr. Junghee Lee" <dilj at pdx.edu> wrote:

> Dear members,
> I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday and saw the  
> Kubhlai Khan exhibition.  The map of Yuan dynasty in the exhibition  
> shows that there was no Koryo dynasty and Yuan dynasty territory  
> extends to the Korean peninsula.  Koryo was no where seen.  Is this  
> correct? Best wishes,
> Junghee Lee

Eugene Y. Park
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History
Director, Korean Studies Program
University of Pennsylvania

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