[KS] Chuch'e

HELEN HYUNG-IN KOH hhk18 at columbia.edu
Mon Feb 11 09:18:40 EST 2002

Dear Ruediger Frank,

J. Victor Koschmann has written extensively on the debates over shutaisei
in *Revolution and Subjectivity in Postwar Japan* (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1996).  Although the focus is on the postwar, Koschmann
does examine the intellectual roots of the term from many different
disciplines and viewpoints.

Helen Koh

On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Ruediger Frank wrote:

> 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
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