Sungkyunkwan University
EKP2: Formation of Korean Neo-Confucianism
Sungkyunkwan University

EKP2: Formation of Korean Neo-Confucianism

Taught in English

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SO JEONG PARK

Instructor: SO JEONG PARK

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
12 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Examine the Confucian-Buddhist debate during the Joseon dynasty, emphasizing the rise of Neo-Confucianism over Buddhism and Daoism

  • Understand the use of diagrams in Neo-Confucianism and their role in Korean philosophy

  • Explore the connection between the heart-mind and Heaven in Korean philosophy

  • Explore the famous Four-Seven debate, delving into the distinctions between the four moral emotions and seven everyday feelings

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week, we focus on the Confucian-Buddhist debate during the Joseon dynasty, emphasizing the rise of Neo-Confucianism over Buddhism and Daoism. We will learn about Neo-Confucian critiques against Buddhism and reflect on the role of argumentation in Korean philosophy and society. The lessons also cover the transition from syncretism to orthodoxy and highlight key historical figures. In later lessons, we will explore Sambong's critiques of Buddhism and delve into the Confucian-Buddhist debates between Sambong and Gihwa, considering their impact on modern Korean philosophy and social harmony.

What's included

9 videos2 readings1 assignment1 discussion prompt

This week, we will focus on the use of diagrams in Neo-Confucianism and their role in Korean philosophy. We will learn about the emergence of these diagrams, their significance, and specific diagrams related to human relations with Heaven and Earth. The lessons also cover the Korean philosophical diagram, Doseol, which represents human existence and life in Joseon Korea. Lastly, we will explore the early development of Doseol and its role in domesticating Neo-Confucianism in Korea.

What's included

5 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

In this week, we will explore the connection between the heart-mind and Heaven in Korean philosophy. We will gain an understanding of the Korean concept of Maum (heart-mind), its role in reaching Heaven, and its connection with Heaven and humans. The lessons also delve into the historical significance of Cheonmyeong-do and the centuries-long debate it sparked in Korea.

What's included

11 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

In this week, we will explore the famous Four-Seven debate, delving into the distinctions between the four moral emotions and seven everyday feelings. We will analyze whether Korean Neo-Confucianism is synonymous with Korean philosophy and understand these concepts through the Li-Qi metaphysical framework. The lessons also revisit the Four-Seven debate, examining the role of Libal and the emphasis on seven feelings in Korean Neo-Confucianism.

What's included

8 videos1 reading2 assignments1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Instructor

SO JEONG PARK
Sungkyunkwan University
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