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Kevin N. Cawley
2023 Unknown
Transnational East Asian Studies
Confucianism and Becoming-in-the-World: A Transnational Modus Vivendi
Liverpool University Press
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This chapter begins by discussing Confucianism as a way of “Becoming-in-the-World” for those Asian countries where its ideas were traditionally interrelated and intellectually intertwined with local sociopolitical systems. Next, the trajectory of Confucianism from its origins in China to its transplantation in Korea will be outlined, where we find interactions with other traditions that had deep roots there, including Buddhism, which had been supported by the royal family on the peninsula. It will then detail how Confucianism was eventually recalibrated in China during the Song dynasty (960–1279), especially through the writings of the philosopher Zhu Xi (1130–1200), leading to the emergence of Neo-Confucianism, later used de rigueur in Korea for political purposes to overturn the Koryŏ dynasty (918–1392) and to establish the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910).
Kevin Cawley and Julia Schneider
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