Choe Hang (military official)

The third dictator of the Choe Military regime, which dominated Goryeo for six decades before and during the Mongol invasions.

- Choe Hang (military official)

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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.

Map of Goryeo in 1389
Goryeo's conquest of Silla and Baekje
Bronze statue of Taejo, c. undefined 951
Rafter finial in the shape of a dragon's head and wind chime, c. undefined 10th century
The Cheolli Jangseong (blue), a wall built by Goryeo in the aftermath of the Goryeo-Khitan War
The engraving of the original Tripitaka Koreana was begun in 1011 during the Khitan invasions to draw strength from the Buddha in defense of the kingdom.
The early 12th century was the height of the Korean celadon tradition and saw the full development of the indigenous "sanggam" technique of inlaid celadon.
General Yun Gwan (1040–1111) and his army.
Gyeongcheonsa Pagoda is a 10-story high marble pagoda made in 1348 that now sits in the National Museum of Korea.
King Gongmin (1330–1374) and Queen Noguk.
Yi Je-hyun (1287–1367), a civil bureaucrat and early Neo-Confucian scholar in Goryeo Dynasty.
Yeom Je-sin (1304–1382) was the main political opponent of the monk, Shin Don, who was in power.
Illustration of the Amitayurdhyana Sutra, c. undefined 13th century. A palace exemplifying the architecture of Goryeo is depicted.
General Gang Gam-chan was best known for his military victories during the Third conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War.
A Goryeo painting which depicts the Goryeo nobility.
Ksitigarbha painting, Goryeo Korea
Illustration of Maitreyavyakarana sutra (彌勒下生經變相圖)
Gwangyeongseopum Byeonsangdo, Goryeo buddhist painting.
Illustrated manuscript of the Lotus Sutra, c. undefined 1340
Kangnido reflects the geographic knowledge of China during the Mongol Empire when geographical information about Western countries became available via Islamic geographers.
Celadon incense burner. National Treasures of South Korea.
Ewer with Cover, first half of the 12th century. Stoneware with underglaze slip decoration and celadon glaze. Celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) are among the most celebrated works of Korean art. Their luminous green color is the result of iron in both the clay and the glaze oxidizing in a reduction kiln. Brooklyn Museum
A Korean stoneware cosmetic box with white and black inlay and a celadon glaze, from the Goryeo Dynasty, dated c. 1150–1250
Jikji, Selected Teachings of Buddhist Sages and Seon Masters, the earliest known book printed with movable metal type, 1377. Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

For the next 61 years, the Choe house ruled as military dictators, maintaining the Kings as puppet monarchs; Choe Chung-heon was succeeded in turn by his son Choe U, his grandson Choe Hang and his great-grandson Choe Ui.

Choe Chung-heon

Military ruler of Korea during the Goryeo period.

Satellite image of Korea

After Choe U came his first son Choe Hang (최항), who forced the king to reject all offers of surrender that the Mongols offered.

Choe U

The second Choe dictator of the Ubong Choe Military regime.

1235 Mongol invasion of Goryeo

Choe U died suddenly of disease during the first Mongol invasion attempt of Goryeo, and he was succeeded by his son Choe Hang.

Choe Ui

The fourth and last Choe dictator of the Ubong Choe Military regime.

Father: Choe Hang (1209 – 17 May 1257) (최항)

God of War (TV series)

2012 South Korean television series starring Kim Joo-hyuk as the real-life historical figure Kim Jun who was written about in the Goryeosa.

Promotional poster

Baek Do-bin as Choe Hang


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Seal of Richard of Cornwall (1909)

May 17 – Choe Hang, Korean general and dictator (b. 1209)

Tripitaka Koreana

The Tripiṭaka Koreana (lit.

The Tripiṭaka Koreana in storage at Haeinsa
Tripiṭaka Koreana sutra page in 1371
Tripitaka storage
Copy of a Tripiṭaka Koreana woodblock at Haeinsa complex grounds used to allow visitors to make an inked print of the Heart Sutra while at the temple. See: for [[:File:Prajnyaapaaramitaa Hridaya.png|image of woodblock print.]]

To once again implore divine assistance with combating the Mongol threat, King Gojong thereafter ordered the revision and re-creation of the Tripiṭaka; the carving began in 1237 and was completed in 12 years, with support from Choe U and his son Choe Hang, and involving monks from both the Seon and Gyo schools.

Choi (Korean surname)

[[Image:Distribution of South Korean family names.svg|thumb|right|54% of Korean people bear the family name Kim, Lee, Park, Choi, Jung, or variants thereof.

Ubong clan – Choe Hang


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The Crusaders expel the Cathars from Carcassonne (miniature from Grandes Chroniques de France, c. 1415).

Choe Hang, Korean general and dictator (d. 1257)