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Korea (Joseon Dynasty), 1392–1876

Sang-Hae Lee

Sang-Hae Lee is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, and a past president of the Korean Association of Architectural History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...In the late fourteenth century, East Asia changed dramatically. The Ming dynasty seized power in China in 1368; conflict erupted within Japan; and in Korea the Joseon dynasty formed in 1392, with its new capital in Hanyang (today Seoul)....

China (Sui and Tang Dynasties), 581–907

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Sui-Tang period can be described as an age of internationalism and cosmopolitanism. Following the short-lived Sui dynasty, the Tang Empire grew to great heights, spanning the eastern side of the Asian continent, from Korea to Xinjiang...

Korea, 427–1392

Sang-Hae Lee

Sang-Hae Lee is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, and a past president of the Korean Association of Architectural History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...In the ‘Three Kingdoms’ period (first century BCE to 668) there were three Korean states: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. With help from the Chinese Tang dynasty, Silla took over the whole peninsula from 676 and prospered greatly by integrating...

Indian Subcontinent, 600–1400

Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The timespan covered by this chapter corresponds to the period generally called ‘early medieval’ by historians of South Asia. It spans from the disintegration of the last great ‘ancient’ empire, the Guptas, to the time when Islam entered...

China (Liao to Yuan dynasties), 907–1368

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...These five empires – Liao, Song, Western Xia, Jin and Yuan – are as diverse as any in China’s history. Upon the Tang dynasty’s fall in 907, China became thoroughly divided. Already, however, the non-Chinese dynasty known as Liao (r....

China (Ming and Qing Dynasties), 1368–1800

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Mongolian Yuan empire’s fall in 1368, and the return to native Chinese rule under the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), brought stability to China. The country’s army and navy needed rebuilding, as did cities. Yet though the focus of Ming...

Khmer Empire and Southeast Asia, 800–1450

Swati Chemburkar

Swati Chemburkar is an architectural historian and directs a postgraduate course on Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia at Jnanapravaha Institute in Mumbai, India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Southeast Asia is diverse and complex, sharing a tropical climate along with monsoons, earthquakes and volcanoes. In Cambodia, King Jayavarman II’s ascent in 802 laid foundations for the Khmer (Angkor) Empire, which reached its apogee four...

Indian Subcontinent, 500 BCE–600 CE

Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Evidence of Indian urban settlements with agricultural hinterlands increases from the early first millennium BCE, showing there were many small tribal republics and kingdoms. By 500 BCE, some northern kingdoms rose to prominence. The Maurya...

Japan, 1334–1868

Rumiko Handa

Rumiko Handa is Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Rule by regional warlords continued in Japan from the preceding Kamakura period. The imperial family was weak, and, once restored to power after the Kamakura shogunate fell in 1333, immediately entered disputes about the lineage. Four clans...

Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania, 1400–1780

John N. Miksic

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John N. Miksic is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies in the National University of Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Memmott

Paul Memmott is Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, and Professor in the School of Architecture and Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deidre Brown

Deidre Brown is a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Covering over one-third of the world’s surface – when one takes into account also the oceans and seas – the vast region of Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania is historically, culturally and architecturally diverse. Its many landscapes...