[KS] New issue of the Korean Journal (winter 2003)_paragraph division

John Holstein jfholstein at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 18 02:45:37 EST 2004


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John Holstein
--- Korea Journal <kj at unesco.or.kr> wrote:
> Dear List members, 
> We are pleased to announce the publishing of another issue of the
> Korea Journal. The Winter 2003 issue addresses two special topics:
> "Transformations of Dominant Ideologies in Korean Society" and
> "Confucianism Meets Western Political Philosophy." 
> Ⅰ. Transformations of Dominant Ideologies in Korean Society 
> In this issue, the Korea Journal examines the dominant ideologies
> and thoughts that shaped Korean history. Designed to provide an
> opportunity to understand Korean society as a whole, this issue
> features five articles (including introductory remarks) that take a
> look at the historical background of dominant ideological
> discourses--namely shamanism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism--and
> their impact on Korean history during the broad span of time from
> antiquity to the 19th century. From this, we hope to vividly
> illustrate the ideological transformations Korean history has
> undergone, which were characterized by the harmonious co-existence
> of varied and heterogeneous elements, a positive response to the
> demand for change, as well as an open-minded attitude toward
> foreign cultures and the Koreans' ability to transform these
> outside influences into their own system of thought. We hope that
> reading Korean history in such a manner will help Korean society
> develop into one that is more harmonious, progressive, and
> flexible. 
> * Ahn Byung-ook (Korean history, Catholic Univ.) 
> Dominant Ideologies and Thoughts that Shaped Korean History 
> * Na Hee La (Korean history, Univ. of Ulsan) 
> Ideology and Religion in Ancient Korea 
> * Nam Dong-shin (Korean history, Duksung Women's Univ.) 
> Buddhism in Medieval Korea 
> * Koh Young-jin (Korean history, Gwangju University) 
> Neo-Confucianism as the Dominant Ideology in Joseon
>  * Noh Daehwan (Korean history, Dongyang Univ.) 
> The Eclectic Development of Neo-Confucianism and Statecraft from
> the 18th to the 19th Century 
> Ⅱ. Confucianism Meets Western Political Philosophy 
> This issue also features three articles offering a comparative
> analysis of Eastern and Western political thought. The first raises
> an objection to the theory of Oriental despotism, which had been
> prevalent at one time in Western scholarly circles, and still
> remains influential. After showing that the Neo-Confucianism of the
> Joseon (Choso^n) dynasty richly included the concept of "public"
> and "private," The second article points out that the source of a
> vague distinction of public and private in present-day Korea does
> not lie within Neo-Confucianism itself. The third article on the
> subject makes clear that Korean enlightenment intellectuals during
> the 19th century accepted Western concepts of political thought,
> such as rule by the people, the rule of law, as well as those of
> liberty itself, by utilizing a theoretical framework of their own
> making--based on the mutual integration of Confucian thought and
> Western political concepts. These articles, which aim to fuse
> Eastern and Western political lines of thinking in this manner,
> seem closely connected to the effort to overcome a Eurocentrism
> whose influence on Korean academics nowadays is impossible to
> ignore.
>  * Kang Jung In and Eom Kwanyong (Political Science, Sogang Univ.) 
> Comparative Analysis of Eastern and Western Tyranny: Focusing on
> Aristotle and Mencius 
> * Lee Seung-Hwan (Philosophy, Korea Univ.) 
> The Concept of Gong in Traditional Korea and Its Modern
> Transformations 
> * Ahn Wae-soon (Political Science, Ewha Womans Univ.) 
> A Review of the Intellectual Thrust to Adopt Democracy in the Late
> 19th Century: The Integration of Eastern and Western Thought 
> Ⅲ. Articles
>  In addition, an analytical paper focusing on Chinese policy toward
> Korea reveals that, contrary to the established understanding that
> China played a significant role in the Korean independence
> movement, the Chinese Guomindang (Kuomintang) government did not
> positively support Korea regarding the so-called "Korean question,"
> and often even worked as an obstacle to Korean independence. This
> issue also features a new interpretation of the Chunhyang ga. While
> thoroughly examining various interpretations surrounding the
> author's motives in composing the work, this paper clearly shows
> Sin Jae-hyo's political consciousness and his moderate approach to
> social reform that made possible the compromise between radicals
> and conservatives. 
> * Ku Daeyeol (Political Science, Ewha Womans Univ.) China's Policy
> toward Korea during World War Ⅱ: Restoration of Power and the
> Korean Question 
> * Cho Sung-Won (English Language and Literature, Seoul Women's
> University) Waiting for the Sage King: The "Political Unconscious"
> of Namchang Chunhyang Ga 
> Korea Journal 
> Tel: 82-2-755-6225 
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> Home page: www.ekoreajournal.net

John Holstein
Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul 110-745, Rep. of Korea
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