[KS] Children, Childhood, Corporal Punishment and Violence/Violent Spaces in Chosŏn?

Seonok Lee seonok.lee at alumni.ubc.ca
Thu Oct 13 03:52:43 EDT 2016

Dear Robert

This may help your research. It also mentions 동규 (童規) and 해월신사법설 (海月神師法說).

All the best
From: Marion Eggert [marion.eggert at rub.de]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:53 PM
To: Korean Studies Discussion List
Subject: Re: [KS] Children, Childhood, Corporal Punishment and Violence/Violent Spaces in Chosŏn?

Dear Robert,

The chapter on child education (tong kyu) in Sasojôl by Yi Tôngmu 李德懋 (1741-1793) is the foremost Chosôn source on this topic I am aware of. It contains quite a few passages on corporal punishment (recommending it as method for stopping the more serious vices). Literature on this work might prove a good starting point into the subject. There is a German language M.A. thesis on it (by Xenia Kirgiz), which will be hard to come by, but certainly you can find a good amount of Korean language literature on this book.

Good luck with your research

Am 12.10.2016 um 01:40 schrieb Robert Winstanley-Chesters:

Hello to the Korean Studies world list serv

I am a Research Fellow at Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific and normally work on the geographies and topographies of the Korean Peninsula. Given that I wonder if I might seek the KS lists' help in accessing literature (including accessible doctoral theses) which addresses the role of childhood, children and child development during Korea's Chosŏn era. I am particularly interested in cultural conceptions of the role of corporal punishment on children (either during education or in the home), and other moments of violence and aggression against the body of the child. As I am a Geographer I am also interested in the places, spaces and infrastructures in which violence against children might have or did take place. I thank anyone for any help or suggestions - I have gone through as much of the literature as I can and have not yet found what I am looking for from any discipline. It could of course be as always that I am missing something enormous or looking in entirely the wrong place.

Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (Australian National University) - robert.winstanley-chesters at anu.edu.au<mailto:robert.winstanley-chesters at anu.edu.au> and r.winstanley-chesters at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:r.winstanley-chesters at leeds.ac.uk>

Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sprache und Kultur Koreas
Universitätsstr 134, room 2.06
D-44780 Bochum
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