Confucianism and Korean Thoughts
Product DescriptionKorea Studies Series 10
by Jang-tae Keum
size: 148*210mm; 248pages. publisher: Jimoondang, 2000.
About this book
The main stream of Korean culture after the 15th century was rooted in the soil of Confucianism, and the contemporary Korean society remains within the boundary of Confucian influence. For this reason, Korean Confucianism should be taken as the starting point for understanding the nature and characteristics of Korean society in general.
About the author
Keum Jang-tae is Professor of Seoul National University in the Department of Religious Studies. He is a leading scholar in the field of Confucianism in the Korean intellectual history. He published more than twenty books including A History of Practical Learning in Korea, Confucian Thoughts in the Early Choson Dynasty, Confucian Thoughts in the Late Chason Dynasty, and Confucian Thoughts in Modern Korea.
Table of contents
I. Heaven and Man in Neo-Confucianism
The Concept of the Ultimate in Neo-Confucianism
Understanding the Human Being in Korean Confucianism
Redefinition of Confucian Ethics in Contemporary Society
II. History and Culture of Korean Confucianism
Characteristics of Korean Confucianism
The Mind of the Confucian Literati and Scholar-officials, Sonbi, in Korean Confucianism
Mountains: Home of Korean Thought
III. Tohak, Neo-Confucianism in Korea
Yi Hwang and Cho Shik: Learning and Cultivation
Yi I's Political and Social Thought
Ideas on Heaven and the Human in the Thought of Song Shi-yol and Yun Hui
IV. Practical Learning and Western Learning
The Emergence and Evolution of Shilhak Thought
Doctrinal Disputes between Confucianism and Western Thought
Tasan on Western Learning and Confucianism
V. Confucian Religious Reform
Confucian Religious Movements in Modem Korean Confucianism
Human Liberation in Early Modern Korean Thought
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