[KS] Chuch'e

Ruediger Frank rfrank at eplus-online.de
Fri Feb 8 04:03:58 EST 2002

Dear list,

I am currently writing an article on the political system of North Korea 
for a German university textbook. Needless to say that in the course of 
this work I have to deal with the term Chuch'e.

As far as I remember having heard, a philosophical term called Shutaisei 
(Chuch'esOng) has already been used by the Japanese in the 1920s, long 
before Kim Il-sOng introduced Chuch'e in his speech to the propagandists of 
the Nodongdang on December 28, 1955. Is that correct? And if yes, in which 
context has it been used before?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Best regards,

Ruediger Frank
Ruediger FRANK
Humboldt-University Berlin
Korea Institute
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