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지식 권력의 변천과 동아시아 인문학 : 한・중・일 지식 체계와 유통의 컨디버전스


The feature of the East Asian Knowledgeable scheme

    We investigate the feature of knowledgeable scheme in the East Asia, based on the entire human knowledge history beyond regional obstacles. Specifically, how knowledge had made social notions and intellectual trends hence modren society in the East Asia is our main agenda. This helps us to understand knowledge creation mechanism, knowledge circulation, and in the bigger picture, the accurate position of the East Asian intellectual history withing the entire.



A new picture of knowledge circulation in East Asia

    We implement both diachronic and contemporary aspects of intellectual groups and their interactions in Korea, Japan, and China, by exhuming unknown intellectual regional groups and their works. This helps us to understand the change of knowledgepower at the era and to derive a holistic picture regarding with intellectual history in a diachronic mode. Diverse literature including anthologies, letters, records, prefaces, postscripts, and so forth we employ as data of our work to investigate schools, factions, groups, organs, and institutions.



The peculiarity and the universality of Korean, Japanaese, and Chineses knowledgeable traditions

    We have concentrated upon discrepancies in between the knowledge histories of those three countries in order to understand. This is quite different from existing historical view based on national border, however. A knowledgeable tradition is naturally differentiated each other by regional, historical, and cultural reasons and so the differences cannot be forgotten. We have tried to figure out the differences and commons so that helps deriving a holistic picture as we’d aimed.



The effects of modern knowledgepower of the West

    Though the effects are relatively limited, knowledgeable schemes from the West has affected on the East Asian knowledgeable tradition for centuries. However, relatively older tradition looks worthless to be referred for know. This could be said as a result of modern era affected by knowledgepower of the West, but not a kind of matter can be justifiable or deniable. We are trying to examine with diverse modes, but withouth any intentions or prejudices, how East Asian intellectuals had adopted the West and rejected their own traditional knowledgeable schemes, and why they’d done. This would help to understand how East Asian knowledgeable organizations have been affected by the West since the modern era and status quo. Additionally and probably more importantly, our work on this agenda will afford to find suitable paths of knowledge society for the future.



Reciprocality of knowledge and society in the East Asia

    Both diachronically and contemporarily, some knowledge schemes provide or contribute to the change of society, while some of them are faded away. So as in the East Asia. Knwoledge is of course worth as it is, but also worth on its practical values which are genereted by distribution and diffusion. We are here trying to examine the aspects of how practical values of knowledge had been generated by investigating specific historical data including educational systems, publication industry, and other social factors. This study may reveal which kind of knowledge practically contribute to the current society and what those contributions might be.

    We expect that our implementation of those five agendas above will eventually provide how to find suitable paths for creation and diffusion of knowledge and, moreover, for the future knowledgeable tradition in a bigger picture, beyond the East Asian societies.