The Goryeo Court

Chairs: Annie Nie & Noor Sohail

TOPIC background:

“The Goryeo Dynasty [is] a Korean kingdom founded in 918 CE after the Three Kingdoms were unified underneath the first king, Taejo. We will be diving into the middle years of outside hostilities, internal power struggles, and the turning of the ruling hand between several powerful families. With both interior conflicts among the nobility, external tribulations against invasions and border expansionism, and the changing tide of religious power, this committee aims to delve into the complexities of an era after the first unification of The Three Kingdoms that would eventually give birth to The Korean Empire, and later to the current political landscape of the Korean Peninsula.

With the Western consciousness of Korean history focused on the past century — the Japanese conquest of Korea, The Korean War, and the current North and South Korea split — we hope to give delegates an opportunity to explore a rich history spanning thousands of years, predating Western imperialism in Asia, in the absence of the slant of Western bias that is often applied to historical experiences. We are excited for you guys to challenge or defend long-standing political factions and families with espionage, backstabbing, and coups, ultimately shaping the government and the trajectory of the dynasty.”

background guide coming In November!

 

A LETTER FROM THE Chairs:

Hello Delegates,

My name is Annie Nie, and I’ll be one of your directors for The Goryeo Dynasty. I am a senior, majoring in Cognitive Science and Computer Science. Outside of school, I’m a designer for Michigan Advertising and Marketing and a designer for CHISL, so I’m ready to be Photoshopping a wide variety of ancient propaganda for our committee.

I am the other director for this committee, Noor Sohail. I am also a senior, studying Life Science Informatics and Biochemistry. I am a writer for a food magazine on campus called Wolverine Cuizine, so I know all the best places to grab some food in Ann Arbor. Feel free to ask for suggestions! This will be my fourth year staffing a MUNUM conference and I am sure this one will be the best one yet!

Along with our assistant director, Nikolas Pullen, we’re excited to be working on our committee and exploring The Goryeo Dynasty, a Korean kingdom founded in 918 CE after the Three Kingdoms were unified underneath the first king, Taejo. We will be diving into the middle years of outside hostilities, internal power struggles, and the turning of the ruling hand between several powerful families. With both interior conflicts among the nobility, external tribulations against invasions and border expansionism, and the changing tide of religious power, this committee aims to delve into the complexities of an era after the first unification of The Three Kingdoms that would eventually give birth to The Korean Empire, and later to the current political landscape of the Korean Peninsula.

With the Western consciousness of Korean history focused on the past century — the Japanese conquest of Korea, The Korean War, and the current North and South Korea split — we hope to give delegates an opportunity to explore a rich history spanning thousands of years, predating Western imperialism in Asia, in the absence of the slant of Western bias that is often applied to historical experiences. We are excited for you guys to challenge or defend long-standing political factions and families with espionage, backstabbing, and coups, ultimately shaping the government and the trajectory of the dynasty.

힘내라블루!

Annie Nie, Noor Sohail, Nikolas Pullen.