More than a year since I started my new position as an Assistant Professor (yeah!), and almost two years since I updated my C.V. (sadly, not too much to add). But more importantly, I've come to realize why so many of my colleagues stopped updating their personal homepages after getting on more permanent positions. First … Continue reading The Other Side
TL;DR SummaryTax policies and regulations are messy, yes, but let's try to make sense of these messy regulations in the Mongol-Yuan dynasty by focusing on how these policies were negotiated among the different parties - the empire, religions and other historical factors. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685209-12341503 Formal Summary...JESHO doesn't require summaries, so I don't have one!
"This article examines the officials of the central court of the Yuan dynasty, specifically during the reign of Qa’ans Ayurubarwada (Renzong), Kaishan (Wuzong) and (Chengzong) by using the network analysis methodology. By design, the article adopts the so-called co-operative network analysis methodology first proposed my previous article from 2017. Based on this analysis, it reaches … Continue reading Article (in Korean): New Insight on Questioning the “Sinicization” of the Yuan Court: A Network Analysis of the Reign of Chengzong, Wuzong and Renzong
I had an opportunity to delve into some of the lesser known details of the discovery, examination, publication and eventually the designation of the Zhizheng tiaoge as a Korean "treasure (보물)." In the process, I have noticed some understandable yet questionable remarks on the Zhizheng tiaoge that have become known as established facts. My relatively … Continue reading Article (in Korean): Korean and Mongol Connections as Seen through the Statutes of the Zhizheng Era (Zhizheng tiaoge) －From the Final Law Code of the Mongol Empire to the Treasure of Korea－
TL;DR summary. Rashid al-Din (or whoever was in charge of this part), screwed up really hard. Dead people suddenly are alive, the timeline makes little sense, general statements of qualification become "stats" of Möngke Qa'an and etc. Hey, but if you don't pay too much attention, the screwed-up story makes Möngke look great...so... it works? … Continue reading Article (in Korean): Identifying Bias in Rashid al-Din’s Collected Histories －A Re-examination of Möngke Qa’an’s Succession－