[KS] Publication Announcement: Korea Journal, vol. 53, no. 2

Korea Journal kj at unesco.kr
Thu Jun 27 04:58:30 EDT 2013

Dear list members,

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Summer 2013 issue (vol.
53, no. 2) of the *Korea Journal*, which is devoted to the special topic of
“A Philosophical Illumination on Dasan Jeong Yak-yong’s Thought.”

The first article by Lee defines Dasan’s standpoint on the Seongni debate
as a “metaphilosophy” and argues that Dasan’s metaphilosophical
per­spective served as a turning point in the history of Joseon
Confucianism. Yoo’s article attempts to explore a balanced understanding of
Sangje (Lord on High) by synthesizing existing conflicting theories
surrounding Dasan’s understanding of Sangje. The article by Choi and Hong
investigates Dasan’s theory on the universality of emotions and the innate
goodness of humans, ulti­mately shifting the dialogue on emotions from the
theoretical sphere to the practical. Shin’s article, argues that instead of
confining morality to the purification of the self through introspection,
Dasan believed both internal reflection and external practice to be
necessary com­ponents of morality, through which people can acquire a
personal sense of responsibility, thereby taking an active part in the
constitution of a moral society. Chung’s article defines the
characteristics and agenda of moral epis­temology, introduces several forms
of ethical skepticism in confrontation with it, and examines modern
theories on the justification of moral under­standing, in addition to
Dasan’s approach to it. It also discusses which forms of moral epistemology
are in agreement with Dasan’s verification, and further to what extent
Dasan presented new standards for his justification.

In addition to these special topic articles, this issue includes the
following two research articles, which have been accepted for publication
after strict peer-review. The article by Vermeersch reconsiders the Joseon
dynasty founder Yi Seong-gye’s personal and official relation to Buddhism
and explains the persistence of Buddhism in Joseon public life. Cha’s
article examines how Japanese scholars as well as the public accepted
Korean classical novels from the late Joseon period until the 1920s.

The contents of this issue are as follows:

*Special Topic: A Philosophical Illumination on Dasan Jeong Yak-yong’s

CHOI Young-Jin / [On this topic] A Philosophical Illumination on Dasan
Jeong Yak-yong’s Thought

LEE Seung-Hwan / Dasan’s Metacritique on the Seongni Debate in Joseon

YOO Kwon Jong / Dasan’s Approach to the Ultimate Reality

CHOI Young-Jin and HONG Jung Geun / Dasan’s Approach to the Ethical
Function of Emotion as Revealed in His Annotations of Chinese Classics:
With a Focus on His *Maengja youi*

SHIN Jeonggeun / Bridging Moral Individuals and Moral Society in Dasan’s

So-Yi CHUNG / Dasan’s Moral Epistemology


Sem VERMEERSCH / Yi Seong-gye and the Fate of the Goryeo Buddhist System

CHA Chung-Hwan / Japanese Learning of Korean Culture through Korean
Classical Novels

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of you that we always
welcome submissions of articles and book reviews in the field of Korean
studies. For further information on submission guidelines, please refer to
the journal's web page: http://www.ekoreajournal.net/submission/index.htm.

All the best,

*Korea Journal*

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

26 Myeongdong-gil (UNESCO Road)

Jung-gu, Seoul 100-810, South Korea

Tel. +82-2-6958-4123/4110

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