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The Land of Scholars

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The Land of Scholars: Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism

Author: Kang Jae-eun, translated by Suzanne Lee
Order No. 1034
ISBN-13: 9781931907309
ISBN-10: 1931907307
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2006
Pages: xxx, 516
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Price: $59.95
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This book discusses the historical development of Korean Confucianism in terms of its social functions. It also examines the types of transfiguration Confucianism underwent and the role it played in each period of Korean history. The Land of Scholars spans from the Three Kingdoms period in 18 BC to the Joseon dynasty in 1910. The book not only gives a comprehensive and in-depth survey of the history of Korean Confucian thought but also touches on the transmission of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea.

Kang Jae-eun approaches the significance of Confucianism from the perspective of its cultural and social context. He explains Confucianism from a viewpoint that reflects on exchanges between Korea and Japan and the broader context of East Asian relationships. Kang also challenges the views of some Korean academics whose works on Confucianism are considered to be distortions and misinterpretations. Learn More...


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