[181] However, this period of relative decadence would nevertheless produce some of Korea's most renowned Seon masters. Kyong-suk Kang, 《Korean Ceramics》, Korea Foundation, 2008. "[118] Song regarded Goryeo as a potential military ally and maintained friendly relations as equal partners. [100] In the following year, under the pretext of avenging Mokjong, Emperor Shengzong of Liao led an invasion of Goryeo with an army of 400,000 soldiers. They rejoice in cleanliness, and they are good at brewing alcohol. The two nations became intertwined for 80 years as all subsequent Korean kings married Mongol princesses,[163] and the last empress of the Yuan dynasty was a Korean princess. Andrei Nikolaevich Lan Kov, 《The dawn of modern Korea: the transformation in life and cityscape》, Eunhang namu, 2007. [42] In 371, Geunchogo of Baekje killed Gogukwon in the Battle of Chiyang and sacked Pyongyang, one of Goguryeo's largest cities. Beginning in 1170, the government of Goryeo was de facto controlled by a succession of powerful families from the warrior class, most notably the Choe family, in a military dictatorship akin to a shogunate. The Korean missions to China were intended to seek knowledge and conduct diplomacy and trade; trade, in particular, was an important aspect of all the missions. [47] Jangsu ruled Goguryeo for 79 years until the age of 98,[70] the longest reign in East Asian history. Jumong was well known for his exceptional archery skills. Chungryong or Chunryonga (blue dragon) guarded the east, baek-ho (white tiger) guarded the west, jujak (red phoenix (bird)) guarded the south, and hyunmu (black turtle (sometimes with snakes for a tail)) guarded the north. [110][111] Initially, there were four partially autonomous districts based on the cardinal directions, and a central district led by the monarch; however, in the first century the cardinal districts became centralized and administrated by the central district, and by the end of the 3rd century, they lost all political and military authority to the monarch. Aggressive military activities may have also aided expansion, allowing Goguryeo to exact tribute from their tribal neighbors and dominate them politically and economically. Two editions were made, the first one completed from 1210 to 1231, and the second one from 1214 to 1259. Buddhism in medieval Korea evolved in ways which rallied support for the state. The first edition was destroyed in a fire, during an attack by Mongol invaders in 1232, but the second edition is still in existence at Haeinsa in Gyeongsang province. [80][111] The retreating Liao army was intercepted by Gang Gam-chan in modern-day Kusong and suffered a major defeat, with only a few thousand soldiers escaping. [117] When imperial envoys, who represented the emperors of Liao and Song, went to Goryeo, they were received as peers, not suzerains. All fortresses had sources of water and enough equipment for a protracted siege. Jumong's given surname was "Hae" (Korean: 해; Hanja: 解), the name of the Buyeo rulers. [59][60][61] Wang Geon entered military service under Gung Ye at the age of 19 in 896, before Later Goguryeo had been established, and over the years accumulated a series of victories over Later Baekje and gained the public's confidence. [101][114], Following the Goryeo–Khitan War, a balance of power was established in East Asia between Goryeo, Liao, and Song. [65] Gwanggaeto brought about a loose unification of the Korean Peninsula,[56][66] and achieved undisputed control of most of Manchuria and over two thirds of the Korean Peninsula.[56]. Goguryeo lies a thousand li to the east of Liaodong, being contiguous with Joseon and Yemaek on the south, with Okjeo on the east, and with Buyeo on the north. Byeokrando was a port close to the Goryeo capital. During this period the country began to form its own cultural tradition distinct from the rest of East Asia. [64] This was in stark contrast to Later Silla, which had endured a hostile relationship with Balhae. [178] This form of meditation is the main method taught in Korean Seon today. Tauris, 2015. Each unit was prepared to defend the other by providing mutual support. [80] He then sent Ha Gong-jin and Go Yeong-gi to sue for peace,[104] with a promise that he would pay homage in person to the Liao emperor, and the Khitans, who were sustaining attacks by the regrouped Korean army and disrupted supply lines, accepted and began their withdrawal. The military officers were largely ignored and were even mobilized to construct temples and ponds. He was the third son of Genghis Khan and succeeded his father in 1229. While the forms generally seen are broad-shouldered bottles, larger low bowls or shallow smaller bowls, highly decorated celadon cosmetic boxes, and small slip-inlaid cups, the Buddhist potteries also produced melon-shaped vases, chrysanthemum cups often of spectacularly architectural design on stands with lotus motifs and lotus flower heads. Goguryeo met major setbacks and defeats during the reign of Gogukwon in the 4th century. Later Goguryeo originated in the northern regions, including Songak (modern Kaesong), which were the strongholds of Goguryeo refugees. This, too, was to consolidate monarchical authority. During the 1380s, Goryeo turned its attention to the Wokou menace and used naval artillery created by Choe Museon to annihilate hundreds of pirate ships. When Gwangjong ascended the throne on April 13, 949, at the age of 25, the kingdom of Goryeo was unstable: to unify the Later Three Kingdoms, his father Taejo made alliances with powerful and influential families through marriages.Keeping them satisfied was paramount, as those families all had their own armies and could rebel at any time. Surrounded by these commanderies, who were governed by aggressive warlords, Goguryeo moved to improve relations with the newly created dynasty of Cao Wei in China and sent tribute in 220. [59][60][61], Gwanggaeto the Great (r. 391–412) was a highly energetic emperor who is remembered for his rapid military expansion of the realm. The Goryeo Dynasty ruled in Korea from 918 to 1392. The militaristic nature of Goguryeo frequently drew them into conflicts with the dynasties of China. Upon centralizing, Goguryeo might have been unable to harness enough resources from the region to feed its population and thus, following historical pastoralist tendencies, would have sought to raid and exploit neighboring societies for their land and resources. [13], The once prosperous kingdom of Later Silla, which had ruled much of the Korean Peninsula since the late 7th century, began crumbling by the late 9th century because of internal turmoil, leading to the revival of the ancient states of Baekje and Goguryeo, known in historiography as "Later Baekje" and "Later Goguryeo". Goguryeo , also called Goryeo (고려; 高麗; [ko.ɾjʌ]), was a Korean kingdom located in the northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula and the southern and central parts of Manchuria. The name " Korea " is derived from the name of Goryeo, also spelled Koryŏ, which was first used in the early 5th century by Goguryeo. The inhabitants of Goguryeo wore a predecessor of the modern hanbok, just as the other cultures of the three kingdoms. [79][80] Taejo proposed to Gaozu of Later Jin that they attack the Khitans in retribution for Balhae, according to the Zizhi Tongjian. Choong Soon Kim, 《Kimchi and IT:Tradition and Transformation in Korea》, Iljogak, 2007. The name Goryeo (alternatively spelled Koryŏ), a shortened form of Goguryeo (Koguryŏ), was adopted as the official name in the 5th century,[13] and is the origin of the English name "Korea". [135][136] In addition, he achieved the epitome of cultural blossoming in Goryeo. Goryeo Korea, in contrast to Song China, was treated more like an Inner Asian power. The culture of Goguryeo was shaped by its climate, religion, and the tense society that people dealt with due to the numerous wars Goguryeo waged. By the 14th century, the foundations of Korea’s Goryeo Dynasty (918 -1392 CE) started to collapse from years of war and de facto occupation from the Mongol Empire. Military colonies near the boundaries consisted mostly of soldiers and peasants. The 918-1392 Goryeo Kingdom was founded by Taejo Wang Geon. [13] Their historiographical names were implemented in the Samguk sagi in the 12th century. [107] According to the Goryeosa, the Khitans were attacked while crossing the Yalu River and many drowned. [173] Although all these schools are mentioned in historical records, toward the end of the dynasty, Seon became dominant in its effect on the government and society, and the production of noteworthy scholars and adepts. This continued until the mid-14th century, when Gongmin declared independence.[46]. Goguryeo had developed its system of espionage. 국방부 군사편찬연구소, 고려시대 군사 전략 (2006) (The Ministry of National Defense, Military Strategies in Goryeo), Ed. Goryeo was a Korean kingdom founded in 918, during a time of national division called the Later Three Kingdoms period, that unified and ruled the Korean Peninsula until 1392. [50] Later Silla was initially a period of peace, without a single foreign invasion for 200 years, and commerce, as it engaged in international trade from as distant as the Middle East and maintained maritime leadership in East Asia. Taejo graciously accepted the capitulation of the last king of Silla and incorporated the ruling class of Later Silla. [146], In 1135, Myocheong argued in favor of moving the capital to Seogyeong (present-day Pyongyang). In 901, the general Gung Ye rebelled against Later Silla and founded Later Goguryeo (renamed to Taebong in 911), which considered itself to be a successor of Goguryeo. [80][92][96] In 994, Goryeo proposed to Song a joint military attack on Liao, but was declined;[97] previously, in 985, when Song had proposed a joint military attack on Liao, Goryeo had declined. Also the title Taeja (태자; 太子) was given to sons of emperor. One of the most famous spies, Baekseok, mentioned in the Samguk yusa, was able to infiltrate the Hwarangs of Silla. [36] The rulers of Goryeo, or Haedong, used the titles of emperor and Son of Heaven. At its peak of power, Goguryeo controlled most of the Korean peninsula, large parts of Manchuria and parts of the Russian Far East and eastern Mongolia. When King Gongmin ascended to the throne, Goryeo was under the influence of the Mongol Yuan China. Korea: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette》, Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd, 2008. harvnb error: no target: CITEREFKim2014 (, John H.T., 〈Korea:Korean Cultural Insights〉, Korean National Tourism Organization, 2000. p.25. [33][37], The rulers of Goryeo donned imperial yellow clothing, made sacrifices to Heaven, and invested sons as kings. In the late 6th and early 7th centuries, Goguryeo was often in military conflict with the Sui and Tang dynasties of China. Thus, dictatorship by his military group was ended, and the scholars who had insisted on peace with Mongolia gained power. The glaze is an ash glaze with iron colourant, fired in a reduction atmosphere in a modified Chinese-style 'dragon' kiln. A significant historical event of the Goryeo period is the production of the first woodblock edition of the Tripitaka, called the Tripitaka Koreana. In 551 AD, Baekje and Silla entered into an alliance to attack Goguryeo and conquer the Han River valley, an important strategic area close to the center of the peninsula and a very rich agricultural region. Sui's most disastrous campaign against Goguryeo was in 612, in which Sui, according to the History of the Sui Dynasty, mobilized 30 Division armies, about 1,133,800 combat troops. "Technological Parallels between Chinese Yue wares and Korean celadons." Founded by Bak Hyeokgose of Silla , Silla was ruled by the Pak , Seok , and Kim families in the early period. Games such as wrestling attracted curious spectators. After nearly 30 years of warfare, Goryeo swore allegiance to the Mongols, with the direct dynastic rule of Goryeo monarchy.[162]. This led to the coup of Yi Ja-gyeom in 1126. The Protectorate General to Pacify the East was installed by the Tang government to rule and keep control over the former territories of the fallen Goguryeo. This edition of the Tripitaka was of high quality, and served as the standard version of the Tripitaka in East Asia for almost 700 years.[182]. According to the 12th-century Samguk sagi and the 13th-century Samgungnyusa, a prince from the Buyeo kingdom named Jumong fled after a power struggle with other princes of the court[15] and founded Goguryeo in 37 BC in a region called Jolbon Buyeo, usually thought to be located in the middle Yalu and Tongjia River basin, overlapping the current China-North Korea border. [170] Sinologist Hans Bielenstein described the nature of Goryeo's nominal tributary relations with the dynasties in China: The Five Dynasties, Sung, Liao, and Chin all liked to pretend that Koryŏ was a tributary vassal. However, Bojang continued to foment rebellions against Tang in an attempt to revive Goguryeo, organizing Goguryeo refugees and allying with the Mohe tribes. Beginning in 993, Goryeo faced multiple invasions by the Khitan-led Liao dynasty, a powerful nomadic empire to the north, but a decisive military victory in 1019 brought about a century of peace and prosperity as Goryeo entered its golden age. In front of the general were the main infantry forces, and on the flanks were rows of heavy cavalry ready to counterattack in case of a flank attack by the enemy. As Goguryeo extended its reach into the Liaodong Peninsula, the last Chinese commandery at Lelang was conquered and absorbed by Micheon in 313, bringing the remaining northern part of the Korean peninsula into the fold. However, Buddhism was much more popular in Silla and Baekje, which Goguryeo passed Buddhism to.[120]. Taejo of Goryeo (Wang Geon) 877–943, r. 918–943 . Goryeo peacefully annexed Later Silla in 935 and militarily conquered Later Baekje in 936, successfully reunifying the Korean Peninsula. Some ruins are also still visible in present-day China, for example at Wunü Mountain, suspected to be the site of Jolbon fortress, near Huanren in Liaoning province on the present border with North Korea. In the start of the dynasty, Byeokrando was the main port. [119][better source needed] Jumong, the founder of Goguryeo, was worshipped and respected among the people. [119][122] Beginning in 1034, merchants from Song and envoys from various Jurchen tribes and the Tamna kingdom attended the annual Palgwanhoe in Kaesong, the largest national celebration in Goryeo;[122] the Song merchants attended as representatives of China while the Jurchen and Tamna envoys attended as members of Goryeo's tianxia. Royal succession changed from fraternal to patrilineal, stabilizing the royal court. After the fall of Goguryeo in 668, many Goguryeo people rebelled against the Tang and Silla by starting Goguryeo revival movements. [96][97] The Protectorate General to Pacify the East was renamed "Little Goguryeo" until its eventual absorption into Balhae under the reign of Seon. King U put the general Yi Seong-gye (later Taejo) in charge, but he stopped at the border and rebelled. Glazes were usually various shades of celadon, with browned glazes to almost black glazes being used for stoneware and storage. Jae-eun Kang, 《The Land of Scholars:Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism》, Home&Sekey Books, 2006. Founding. Uicheon himself, however, alienated too many Seon adherents, and he died at a relatively young age without seeing a Seon-Gyo unity accomplished. Hee-sung Keel, 《Chinul:The Founder of the Korean Son Tradition》, Jain Publishing Company, 1978. [174] Although Buddhist predominated, Taoism was practiced in some temples, as was shamanism. Opposition factions fought to ensure the new fortresses were turned over to the Jurchen. [116]It looks like the sword drawing in the following picture which is 2000 years old from an old Goguryeo tomb. [119] Meanwhile, Liao sought to build closer ties with Goryeo and prevent a Song–Goryeo military alliance by appealing to Goryeo's infatuation with Buddhism, and offered Liao Buddhist knowledge and artifacts to Goryeo. There were six major campaigns: 1231, 1232, 1235, 1238, 1247, 1253; between 1253 and 1258, the Mongols under Möngke Khan's general Jalairtai Qorchi launched four devastating invasions against Korea at tremendous cost to civilian lives throughout the Korean peninsula. [58] There is archaeological evidence that Goguryeo's maximum extent lay even further west in present-day Mongolia, based on discoveries of Goguryeo fortress ruins in Mongolia. Drawing upon various Chinese treatments of this topic, most importantly those by Zongmi (780-841) and Dahui (大慧; 1089–1163),[179] Jinul created a "sudden enlightenment followed by gradual practice" dictum, which he outlined in a few relatively concise and accessible texts. [37] Posthumously, temple names with the imperial characters of progenitor (조; 祖) and ancestor (종; 宗) were used. Ansi City (in modern Haicheng, Liaoning) was the last fortress that would clear the Liaodong Peninsula of significant defensive works and was promptly put under siege. But in the mid-14th century the Yuan was beginning to crumble, soon to be replaced by the Ming dynasty in 1368. [46][48] Sosurim's internal arrangements laid the groundwork for Gwanggaeto's expansion. Military units varied in number from 21,000 to 36,000 soldiers, were located in the provinces, and were led by the governors. [27] During the military rule, Goryeo resisted invasions by the Mongol Empire for almost 30 years, until the ruling head of the Choe family was assassinated in 1258 by opponents in the court, after which authority was restored to the monarchy and peace was made with the Mongols; however, power struggles continued in the court and military rule did not end until 1270. Military Commander and Founder of the Goryeo Dynasty, Korea. Yeon Namsan and Bojang surrendered, and while Yeon Namgeon continued to resist in the inner city, his general, the Buddhist monk Shin Seong (信誠) turned against him and surrendered the inner city to Tang forces. Eventually, Geumwa's sons became jealous of him, and Jumong was forced to leave Eastern Buyeo. These activities of exchange promoted cultural and religious flow from China into the Korean peninsula. Anjang was assassinated, and succeeded by his brother Anwon, during whose reign aristocratic factionalism increased. Though the war lasted for several years, the Jurchen were ultimately defeated, and surrendered to Yun Gwan. Madhusudan Sakya, 〈Current Perspectives in Buddhism: Buddhism today / issues&global dimensions〉, Cyber Tech Publications, 2011. [195] Under the reign of King Chungryeol, soju quickly became a popular drink, while the stationed region of Mongolian troops came to produce high-quality soju, for instance in Andong. What follows is, first, a selective genealogy of the reigning Wang clan, [1] and second, a table showing the relations between the Mongol Yuan Dynasty and Goryeo royalty. [76] Song did not have real suzerainty over Goryeo, and Goryeo sent tribute mainly for the sake of trade. Their historiographical names were implemented in the Samgu… The war, along the middle of the Korean peninsula, had very important consequences. [citation needed], Buddhism was first introduced to Goguryeo in 372. In the geographic monographs of the Book of Han, the word Goguryeo (hanja: 高句驪) made its first appearance in 113 BC in the name of Gaogouli County under the jurisdiction of Xuantu Commandery. From this time, a marked tendency for Korean Buddhist monks to be "three teachings" exponents appeared. Later Goguryeo originated in the northern regions of Later Silla, which, along with its capital located in modern-day Kaesong, North Korea, were the strongholds of the Goguryeo refugee descendants. Thomas Chase points out that despite the growing online discussion on this subject, this has not led to a more objective treatment of this history, nor a more critical evaluation of its relationship to national identity. [15] During this period, a balance of power was maintained in East Asia between the Goryeo, Liao, and Song dynasties. [137], The Jurchens in the Yalu River region were tributaries of Goryeo since the reign of Wang Geon, who called upon them during the wars of the Later Three Kingdoms period, but the Jurchens switched allegiance between Liao and Goryeo multiple times, taking advantage of the tension between the two nations; posing a potential threat to Goryeo's border security, the Jurchens offered tribute to the Goryeo court, expecting lavish gifts in return.[138]. However, the Goryeo potters took the glaze in a different direction than their Chinese forebears; instead of relying solely on underglaze incised designs, they eventually developed the sanggam technique of inlaying black (magnetite) and white (quartz) which created bold contrast with the glaze. The Tang forces thereafter fought off counterattacks by Yeon Namgeon, and joined forces with and received every possible assistance from the defector Yeon Namsaeng,[88] although they were initially unable to cross the Yalu River due to resistance. The military ruler of the time, Choe U, insisted on fighting back. [184] Gukjagam was the highest educational institution of the Goryeo dynasty. The ceremonies were followed by huge celebratory feasts, games, and other activities. [86] Seongjong filled the bureaucracy with new bureaucrats, who as products of the gwageo civil service examinations were educated to be loyal to the state, and dispatched centrally-appointed officials to administrate the provinces. The name "Goryeo" came to be said as "Korea" by foreigners and is still the name of the country. In villages throughout the state, men and women gather in groups at nightfall for communal singing and games. Gina Barnes and Beth McKillop, eds. These mythical animals are similar to the Azure Dragon, Vermilion Bird, White Tiger, and Black Tortoise of the Four Symbols. [75] As descendants of Goguryeo, the Balhae people and the Goryeo dynasts were related. [51][52][53] Beginning in the late 8th century, Later Silla was undermined by instability because of political turbulence in the capital and class rigidity in the bone-rank system, leading to the weakening of the central government and the rise of the "hojok" (호족; 豪族) regional lords. He was forced to spend many years at the Yuan court, being sent there in 1341 as a virtual prisoner before becoming king. [109] Goguryeo has been described as an empire by Korean scholars. [19], Both Goguryeo and Baekje shared founding myths and originated from Buyeo.[20]. In spring of 668, Li Ji turned his attention to Goguryeo's northern cities, capturing the important city of Buyeo (扶餘, in modern Nong'an, Jilin). God of War (2012) The Goryeosa (History of Goryeo) is the main surviving history record of Korea’s … [150] For the next 61 years, the Choe house ruled as military dictators, maintaining the Kings as puppet monarchs;[154] Choe Chung-heon was succeeded in turn by his son Choe U, his grandson Choe Hang[155] and his great-grandson Choe Ui. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}37°58′N 126°33′E / 37.967°N 126.550°E / 37.967; 126.550, The rulers of Goryeo were simultaneously kings, emperors, and, sfn error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFBreuker2010 (, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFFranke1994 (. This kingdom later gave name to the modern state of Korea. In their public gatherings they all wear colorfully brocaded clothing and adorn themselves with gold and silver.[118]. Weakening Goguryeo even more, as civil war continued among feudal lords over royal succession, Baekje and Silla allied to attack Goguryeo from the south in 551. Some have characteristics of animals (protozoa), while others resemble plants (algae) or fungi (slime molds). Around the main troops were small groups of heavy cavalrymen and infantry. [165][self-published source] The kings of Goryeo held an important status like other important families of Mardin, the Uyghurs and Mongols (Oirats, Khongirad, and Ikeres). But the power struggle was never resolved definitively, as renegade magistrates with private armies appointed themselves de facto rulers of their areas of control. There, Anseung established the State of Bodeok (보덕, 報德), incited a rebellion, which was promptly crushed by Sinmun. The name ``Goryeo’’ was derived from the ancient Korean kingdom ``Goguryeo,’’ discussed in the first part of this series. Effective power, however, lay with a succession of generals who used an elite guard unit known as the Tobang to control the throne: military rule of Goryeo had begun. This unification lasted until 1948, when North and South Korea were created. [166][167] It is claimed that one of Goryeo monarchs was the most beloved grandson of Kublai Khan.[168]. Against universal opposition, and in violation of the long-standing Goryeo practice of not invading its neighbors, King U went one step further and insisted on attacking China proper. Not much is known about Goguryeo culture, as many records have been lost. Trade included: At the time of Goryeo, Korean nobility was divided into 6 classes. One major issue that had long fermented in Chinese Seon, and which received special focus from Jinul, was the relationship between "gradual" and "sudden" methods in practice and enlightenment. [125], Goryeo's golden age lasted about 100 years into the early 12th century and was a period of commercial, intellectual, and artistic achievement. Gwanggaeto's exploits were recorded on a huge memorial stele erected by his son Jangsu, located in present-day Ji'an on the border between China and North Korea. This was facilitated by the establishment in 1398 of the Seonggyungwan – an academy with a Confucian curriculum – and the building of an altar at the palace, where the king would worship his ancestors. It also gave Silla direct access to the Yellow Sea, opening up direct trade and diplomatic access to the Chinese dynasties and accelerating Silla's adoption of Chinese culture. [80][111] Shengzong did not demand that Hyeonjong pay homage in person or cede the Six Garrison Settlements. The Balhae refugees were warmly welcomed and included in the ruling family by Wang Geon, who felt a strong familial kinship with Balhae,[103][106][107] thus unifying the two successor nations of Goguryeo.[108]. Taejo ruled from 918 to 943, achieving unification of the Later Three Kingdoms in 936. The campaign was unsuccessful for the Tang Chinese,[45] failing to capture Ansi Fortress after a protracted siege that lasted more than 60 days. In the 10th century, Balhae collapsed and much of its ruling class and the last crown prince Dae Gwang-hyeon fled to Goryeo. Incensed by this betrayal, Seong launched a retaliatory strike against Silla's western border in the following year but was captured and killed. Silla had to forcibly resist the imposition of Chinese rule over the entire peninsula, which lead to the Silla–Tang Wars, but their own strength did not extend beyond the Taedong River. [102][103][104][105] Wang Geon unified the Later Three Kingdoms in 936, and Goryeo ruled the Korean Peninsula until 1392. [68] Jangsu, like his father, continued Goguryeo's territorial expansion into Manchuria and reached the Songhua River to the north. In 677, Tang crowned Bojang as the "King of Joseon" and put him in charge of the Liaodong commandery of the Protectorate General to Pacify the East. [80][101][111] Shengzong intended to invade again but faced internal opposition. During the reign of Jurchen leader Wuyashu in 1103–1113, the border between the two nations was stabilized and Korean forces withdrew from Jurchen territories, acknowledging Jurchen control over the contested region. [54] The military officer Gyeon Hwon revived Baekje in 892 with the descendants of the Baekje refugees, and the Buddhist monk Gung Ye revived Goguryeo in 901 with the descendants of the Goguryeo refugees;[50][55] these states are called "Later Baekje" and "Later Goguryeo" in historiography, and together with Later Silla form the "Later Three Kingdoms". [46] In 1270, Goryeo capitulated to the Mongols and became a semi-autonomous "son-in-law state" (부마국; 駙馬國) of the Yuan dynasty, bringing an end to its imperial system. [5] Learning Chinese poetry as well as composing poetry in Chinese became an integral part of education for the aristocracy. In March 1258, the dictator Choe Ui was assassinated by Kim Jun. The Goryeo dynasty survived under the Yuan until King Gongmin began to push the Mongolian garrisons of the Yuan back in the 1350s. Jogye (曹溪山). Hyonhui Yi, Songsu Pak, Naehyon Yun, 《New History of Korea》, Jimoondang, 2005. [113] Liao never invaded Goryeo again. 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