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History of Asian Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism: Korea

The purpose of this research guide is to provide a selection of basic English language resources that outline key elements of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning in China, Japan, and Korea from approximately 1400 BCE to the present.


General Overviews [for both ARCH 170A and 170B]

Housing & Vernacular Architecture

Landscape Architecture & Garden History

Religious Buildings & Sites

Castles & Palaces


Search Terms

By country (North, South).

By province or city, e.g., P'yŏngan, Daegu, Seoul, etc.

By time period, e.g. (from A New History of Korea / Ki–baik Lee.):

Goguryeo (Koguryŏ) Dynasty, 37 BCE–668 CE
Baekje (Paekche) Dynasty, 18 BCE–660 CE
Silla Dynasty, 57 BCE–935CE
Parhae Dynasty, 698–926
Goryeo (Koryŏ) period, 918–1392
Joseon (Choson or Yi) Dynasty, 1392–1910