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This section presents supplement tables relevant to the examination of the antecedents and origins of Goryorin, the logic of its creation, and the overall pattern of its evolution. Goryorin was a modern invention, a Meiji-era solution to problems of the day. Like so many Meiji solutions, it was grounded in earlier precedents, both domestic and foreign. However, those precedents were full of mutual inconsistencies, and many were ill-fitted to the times. Several factors contributed to Goryorin's long-term shrinkage, and both officialdom and villagers played a role in it. From first to last, then, during its brief lifetime Goryorin never achieved complete stability of size, location, or character.

Keywords: Goryōrin; Meiji-era



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