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Korean Philosophy: Its Tradition and Modern Transformation
Korean Philosophy: Its Tradition and Modern Transformation
Korean Philosophy: Its Tradition and Modern Transformation
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Author: Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Publisher: Hollym
Pub. Date: Jan. 2004
576 pages

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>>>This book is written in English.

About This Book

Edited by Korean National Commission for UNESCO, this volume is a compilation of articles in the field of Korean philosophy that have been previously published in journals and noted for their academic value. Articles in this book cover the major trends in Korean philosophy, the reformulation of traditional philosophical thought in response to modernity, and the significance of traditional Korean philosophy in the present day. This volume provides the reader with a great deal of information on the past, present, and future of the field with much emphasis placed on Confucianism and Buddhism. The major tenets of Confucianism and Buddhism were topics of interest in Korean intellectual circles, especially the transformation of both with the oncoming of modernity. This book is composed of "General introduction," "Confucianism and Its Modern Impact," "The Spirit of Korean Buddhism," "Practical Learning" (or commonly called "silhak"), and lastly "Korean Philosophy in the Era of Imperialism and Modernization." Noted essays introduced here deal with traditional and modern philosophy, the developmental patterns of Korean thought reexamined in the social context, Confucianism and its modern transformation in East Asia, Confucianism and democracy in East Asia, Buddhism in modern Korea, Ham Seok-heon's national spirit and Christian thought. The book examines the wisdom, values and ideological thought intrinsic to Korean culture. This book will serve as a useful guide to Korean philosophy and thought for readers interested in Korean Studies.

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