The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading

2017.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan), The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading, Hongkyung Kim (tr. and comm.), Oxford
Philosophy News image
2017.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan), The Analects of Dasan, Volume 1: A Korean Syncretic Reading, Hongkyung Kim (tr. and comm.), Oxford University Press, 2016, 260pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190624996. Reviewed by Richard Kim, Saint Louis University Even among contemporary Western philosophers with an interest in East Asian philosophy, there are relatively few who are familiar with the works of Jeong Yak-yong (Dasan, 1762-1836), arguably the most brilliant mind in Korean intellectual history. The neglect of Dasan is in part due to the lack of English translations of his works. Hongkyung Kim's translation and commentary is an important step toward introducing the writings of one of the most outstanding thinkers in Korean history. This book is the first of a six-volume set that will offer a complete English translation of Dasan's commentary on the Analects. This first volume covers Dasan's commentaries on Analects 1.1. . .

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus