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12/09/2019

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Richard Kim

If the student is interested in work within the English-speaking world, there's not that much written in this area. One solid volume, edited by Youngsun Back and Philip Ivanhoe is 'Traditional Korean Philosophy' (Rowman and Littlefield). There is also a Dao companion to Korean philosophy that recently came out, but I haven't had a chance to read that yet. I think there's still a lot of interesting work to be done, so best of luck!

Sergio Gallegos

Thank you so much for the suggestions, Richard! My student is interested in work within the English-speaking world, but she is also completely fluent in Korean (she was born and raised in Korea), so she has also expressed strong interest in getting reading suggestions in Korean too. Thus, anything that you (or anyone else) can also suggest in that area as well would be most welcome.

Helen De Cruz

This paper is very interesting as it focuses on a female Korean philosopher from the Joseon period. Her work is not translated yet, but Ivanhoe is working on a translation. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43289674?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Richard Kim

Helen, that is a very good paper. I think Sungmoon Kim's work is some of the best out there on comparative political theory and philosophy.

Sergio, in that case, I would also recommend looking into the "Horak Debate": there is a good modern Korean translation, "역주 호락논쟁" published by 한국유학. This volume even has the classical Chinese in the back for reference!

There is a very reliable English translation of the Four-Seven Debate that I'm sure you are familiar with, translated by Michael Kalton and others. There's been much more written on that debate, which I'm very interested in. (PJ Ivanhoe has a nice introduction for it.)

I hope that helps!

Sergio Gallegos

Thank you so much, Helen and Richard! This is awesome! My student and I are very grateful for all the suggestions.

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