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609 Until 1 January 1896, Korea used the lunar calendar. On 9 September 1895, the Chosŏn kingdom changed the date of 17 November 1895 (by the lunar calendar) to 1 January 1896 (by the solar calendar). All dates since 1391 have been converted to the modern calendar. 700000 bc Early Paleolithic culture emerges 100000 bc Middle Paleolithic culture emerges 40000 bc Late Paleolithic culture emerges 6000 bc Neolithic culture emerges 2333 bc Mythological founding of Old Chosŏn by Tan’gun 1122 bc Mythological founding of Kija Chosŏn 1000 bc Bronze Age emerges 451 bc Puyŏ founded 431 bc State of Chin established 300 bc Iron Age emerges 194 bc Wiman Chosŏn established 108 bc Wiman Chosŏn falls to Chinese Han empire 108–107 bc Chinese Han empire creates four commanderies (Nangnang, Imdun, Chinbŏn, and Hyŏndo) in northern Korea and southern Manchuria 75 bc Koguryŏ people expel Hyŏndo Commandery to northwestern Manchuria 57 bc State of Saro (Sŏrabŏl, later Silla) founded 37 bc “New Koguryŏ” emerges 18 bc Paekche emerges ad 3 Koguryŏ moves capital from Cholbon (Hwanin) to Kungnae-sŏng 42 Six Kaya confederated kingdoms emerge 205 Chinese Gongsun clan takes control of Liadong region, establishes the Taebang Commandery south of Nangnang 244 Koguryŏ invaded by Chinese Wei forces led by Guanqiu Jian Chronology 610 Chronology 260 King Koi of Paekche shapes national institution by appointing six ministries; creates 16 official ranks and prescribes official colors for attire 313 Koguryŏ drives out Nangnang Commandery from northern Korea and takes control of the former domain of Old Chosŏn 314 Koguryŏ occupies Chinese commandery of Taebang. 369 King Kŭnch’ogo of Paekche destroys Mahan federation, acquiring its territory 371 Paekche strikes Koguryŏ, killing its king, Kogukwŏn 372 Koguryŏ adopts Buddhism, establishes the T’aehak 373 Koguryŏ promulgates yulyŏng 375 Kohŭng of Paekche compiles Sŏgi, a history of Paekche 384 Buddhism adopted in Paekche 400 Koguryŏ under King Kwanggaet’o crushes an allied force of Paekche, Kaya, and Wae Japanese, and rescues Silla 427 King Changsu of Koguryŏ moves capital from Kungnae-sŏng to Pyongyang 433 Paekche and Silla forge marital alliance against Koguryŏ 475 Koguryŏ seizes Paekcke capital of Hansŏng, killing its king Kaero 475 King Munju of Paekche moves capital to Ungjin 494 Puyŏ surrenders to Koguryŏ 503 Saro renamed Silla 512 Silla general Isabu conquers “state” of Usan on Ullŭng-do in the East Sea 520 Silla king Pŏphŭng promulgates yulyŏng and institutes proper attire for officialdom 527 Buddhism officially adopted in Silla 532 Silla king Pŏphŭng conquers Kŭmgwan Kaya 538 King Sŏng of Paekche moves capital from Ungjin to Sabi; Paekche introduces Buddhism to Japan 545 Kŏch’ilbu of Silla compiles Kuksa, a history of Silla 551 King Sŏng of Paekche repossesses lower reaches of the Han River 553 King Chinhŭng of Silla drives Paekche out of the lower Han region, securing the Han River basin 554 King Chinhŭng kills Paekche king Sŏng at Kwansan-sŏng 562 King Chinhŭng destroys Tae Kaya, completing Silla’s acquisition of the Naktong River basin 600 Yi Mun-jin of Koguryŏ compiles Sinjip, a history of Koguryŏ 612 Massive Chinese Sui forces invade Koguryŏ but suffer defeat 642 King Ŭija of Paekche captures Silla’s Taeya-sŏng; Yŏn Kae-somun stages coup and emerges as a military strongman in Koguryŏ 643 Paekche occupies Tanghang-sŏng, Silla’s outlet to China Chronology 611 645 Massive Chinese Tang forces invade Koguryŏ but suffer defeat. 660 Paekche destroyed by forces of Silla and Tang China 668 Koguryŏ destroyed by Silla and Tang. 671–676 Silla and Tang forces clash on Korean peninsula 676 Silla unifies Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River and Wŏnsan Bay 698 Tae Cho-yŏng, a former Koguryŏ general, establishes Chin (later Parhae) in Manchuria 713 Chin renamed Parhae 751 Pulguk-sa temple, Sŏkkuram grotto, and Tabo-t’ap and Sŏkka-t’ap pagodas built in unified Silla 768 Kim Tae-gong plots against King Hyegong of unified Silla, heralding the beginning of a fierce power struggle among the true-bone aristocracy 828 Chang Po-go of unified Silla establishes the Ch’ŏnghae-jin garrison on Wan-do, controlling and monopolizing international trade with China and Japan 846 Chang Po-go assassinated 851 Unified Silla abolishes Ch’ŏnghae-jin 889 First...

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ISBN
9780253000781
Related ISBN
9780253000248
MARC Record
OCLC
826449509
Pages
720
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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