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Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Yagyong Chong


This is an English translation of one of Korea’s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written in 1821 by Chong Yagyong (Tasan), Admonitions on Governing the People (Mongmin simsŏ) is a detailed manual for district magistrates on how to govern better. In encyclopedic fashion, Here Chong Yagyong addresses the administration, social and economic life, criminal justice, the military, and the Confucian ritual system. He provides examples of past corrupt officials and discusses topics of the day s ... More

Keywords: Korea, Chong Yagyong, Mongmin simso, district magistrates, administration, social life, economic life, criminal justice, military, Confucian ritual system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520260917
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520260917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yagyong Chong, author