the dawn of Korean history
(and how historians are not as boring as
most people think they are, but rather Perez
Hiltons of ancient history)
presented by Xenia Maria B Solano, October 22, 2013
• "Roman peace"
• long period of relative peace and
minimal expansion by military force
• "pax" = treaty or accord
And the bandwagon
• an ancient Kingdom (37 BC - 668
• founded by Jumong
• defeated by a Silla-Tang alliance
in 668 AD
• shortened name "Goryeo" was
adopted by a later dynasty
• Goryeo = Korea
central parts of
The Golden Age
King Gwanggaeto (374-412)
• Korean Alexander the Great
• "King of Kings"
• vast territorial expansion
• son and successor to King Gwanggaeto
• largest territory among all Korean
The Blair and Serena of
Northeast Asian History
Northeast Project of the Chinese Academy of
The Sino-Korean imbroglio over the ancient Koguryo
(Goguryeo) Kingdom (37 BC-AD 668) dramatically
underscores the extent to which concerns with history
currently dominate events on the Korean Peninsula.
Beijing's attempt to usurp a key component of Korea's
history and claim that Koguryo was a "subordinate
state that fell under the jurisdiction of the Chinese
dynasties" inflamed both Koreas...
- Klingner, 2004
"MBC recently started up “Jumong,” a 60-part
drama on the founder of the Goguryeo
kingdom, while SBS will start a 100-part drama
on Goguryeo from July. KBS will begin airing a
100-part drama on the history of the Balhae
kingdom from September.
The Chinese reportedly suspect this to be a
government-backed response to Beijing’s
“Northeast Project,” which Koreans accuse of
being a Chinese attempt to appropriate
- Koehler, 2006
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, What-if
What if Goguryeo had
not fallen in 668?
A Final Thinkpiece...
"Study the past if you
would define the
- Confucius (551–479)