From the publisher’s website:
Volumes in the Early Korea Project Occasional Series focus on central issues related to the study of early Korea history and archaeology. The present volume addresses several seminal questions associated with the middle and late periods of the Silla kingdom (ca. 668–935): What was the composition of Silla’s ruling elite? How did the state administer local areas? What was the relationship between the Buddhist church and the state? How did the government evolve over the course of the middle and late periods of Silla’s rule? And what were the causes of Silla’s demise?
Richard D. McBride II is associate professor of Korean studies and Buddhist studies in the Asian and Near Eastern Languages Department at Brigham Young University.