Sources on Balhae (Bohai)

Aug 2015
870
wish it was Constantinople
#1
I've been conducting alot of research about the life of Dae joyoung and the state of Balhae, does anyone have some primary, secondary and scholarly sources they could recommend for further research? thank you!
 

Haakbus

Ad Honorem
Aug 2013
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#2
I've been conducting alot of research about the life of Dae joyoung and the state of Balhae, does anyone have some primary, secondary and scholarly sources they could recommend for further research? thank you!
Sadly they left no records so we don't know a whole lot about them, just what was written by other people and from archaeology. I don't even know if there are English secondary sources dedicated to it. Here are a few links in the Wikipedia references section of the article on Parhae:
Shangjing Longquanfu: The Capital of the Bohai (Parhae) State
www.hgeo.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ogata/Bohai/summary-E.html
www.oriens-extremus.de/inhalt/pdf/47/OE47-13.pdf
 

Haakbus

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Aug 2013
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United States
#3
Archaeologically Parhae was a mix of Koguryo, Tang, and local Mohe traditions. I think the Koguryo language probably maintained a high status at least among the elites of the kingdom for several generations, though it eventually died out in favor of the Mohe language(s).