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Neo-Confucianism in Korea

From the publisher’s website:

Chinese and Japanese Neo-Confucius scholars have traditionally claimed that Korean Neo-Confucianism was an imitation of Chinese Neo-Confucianism, a belief which was generally accepted by Western scholars. Now, this book edited from the theses of representative Korean Neo-Confucius scholars, shows that the three Korean scholars, T’aegye, Yulgok and Dasan in the Chosŏn Dynasty, developed Neo-Confucianism as a national political and religious philosophy which became specialized in a uniquely Korean way.


Characteristics of Korean Neo-Confucianism – Chai-shin Yu
The Four Seven Debate: Toegye’s View of the Mind-and-Heart and the Nature – Sasoon Yun
The Philosophy of Yulgok Lee – Chong-hong Park
Yi-I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Korean Neo-Confucianism – Chai-shin Yu
Buddhism and Yulgok’s Thought – Suk-koo Song
Chong Dasan on Western Learning and Confucianism – Chang-tae Kum

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