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Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
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Introduction
1. Objective
2. Japanese Belief
3. Western Scholars
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Formation of the Yamato Wa
1. Sudden Massive Influx of Continental Culture:
  Egami's Theory of the Horseriders' Invasion
2. Homuda, the Founder: Textual Approach
3. Massive Inflow of the Paekche People:
  A Cultural Anthropological Approach
4. Evolution of Egami-Ledyard-Hong Propositions
5. Origin of Yamato Imperial Clan
6. The Conquest of Japanese Islands :
  A Reconstruction with Recorded Materials
 
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Paekche and Yamato Wa
1. Origin of Japanese Mythology on Imperial Clan
2. Close Kinship between Paekche-Yamato Imperial Clans
3. Continued Inflows from Paekche 4. Paekche System of Government:
  Uji-Kabane and Be systems
4. The Paekche System of Government
5. Paekche Culture in Asuka
6. Korea during the Age of Sosa no wo, Mimaki-Iri-Biko and Himiko
7. Korean during the Age of the Yamato Imperial Clan
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History and Interpretations
1. Kwanggaet'o's Stele
2. Mimana Question
3. Divinity of the Japanese Imperial Family
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Background Materials
1. Sosa no Wo from Silla
2. Mimaki-Iri-Biko from Kaya
3. Himiko in the Wei Chronicle
4. Seven Branched Sword
5. Five Kings of Wa
6. The Oujin Line of Paekche Royal Family
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Summary and Conclusion
1. What This Study Has Attempted
2. Understanding the Hidden Motives of Kojiki and Nihongi
3. An Alternative Historical Perspective
References
Supplementary Data
INDEX
Review by Sarah M. Nelson in the Journal of Asian Studies
Review by Leon Serafim in Korean Studies and by Jonathan W. Best in the Journal of Japanese Studies
Gari Ledyard: "Wontack Hong, an economist but also a very imaginative historian who writes from outside the community of Korean historians..."
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