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By Vladimir Tikhonov

ISBN-10: 9004185038

ISBN-13: 9789004185036

The publication bargains with the affects Social Darwinism exerted upon Korea's smooth ideologies of their formative interval - specially nationalism - after its creation to Korea in 1883 and earlier than Korea's annexation by way of Japan in 1910. It exhibits that the assumption within the "survival of the fittest" because the overarching cosmic and social precept constituted the most underpinning for the modernity discourses in Korea within the 1890s-1900s. not like the dominant ideology of conventional Korea, Neo-Confucianism, which used to be mostly promoted via the scholar-official elite, Social Darwinism appealed to the fashionable intellectuals, but additionally to the marketers, offering the justification for his or her profit-seeking actions as a part of the "national survival" undertaking. As an ideology of Korea's nascent capitalism, Social Darwinism in Korea may possibly, notwithstanding, not often be referred to as a liberal creed: it sincerely prioritized "national survival" over person rights and pursuits.

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Best, “Diplomatic and Cultural Contacts between Paekche and China”, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2, 1982, Pp. 443–501. ) Yˇong’ˇo, Nae maˇum uˇ i singminjuˇui [English, My Soul’s Colonialism] (Seoul: Tangdae, 2007), Pp. 67–104. ) Itō Kō zenshū [The Complete Works of Duke Itō] (Tokyo: Shōwa Shūppansha, 1928), Vol. 2, Pp. 485–490. Cited in: Stewart Lone, “The Japanese Annexation of Korea, 1910: The Failure of East Asian Co-Prosperity”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, Feb.

1, Part. 1, Ch. 11– 12). 24 Yu Kiljun chŏnsˇ o [Complete Writings of Yu Kiljun], Vol. 1, Pp. 150–154. social darwinist pioneers 29 India by the British Government’—are explained primarily as natural consequences of the ‘chronic lack of any type of intercourse,’ not only with Europeans, but even among the Asian states themselves. According to Yu incessant self-strengthening for the sake of victory in actual and potential competition is the key to success and even to the continued existence of a state.

32 Yu Kiljun, Sŏyu kyŏnmun, Pp. 84. 33 Yu Kiljun chŏnsˇ o [Complete Writings of Yu Kiljun], Vol. 4, Pp. 260. ) Chuhan Ilbon kongsagwan kirok [Records of the Japanese Legation in Korea], (Kwach’ˇon: Kuksa P’yˇonch’an Wiwˇonhoe, 1988–1994), Vol. 13, Pp. 484: May 13, 1902, “Sˇo Sangjip hangsojang” (The Appeal by Sˇo Sangjip). social darwinist pioneers 33 Household (Kungnaebu). Not willing to occupy any official position after a series of political and personal failures during the years 1896–1907, Yu declined the monarchic favour in a carefully worded memorial, which was even serialised by an influential Seoul daily, Hwangsˇong Sinmun (1907, October 29–30).

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