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Emotions in Korean Philosophy and Religion

Confucian, Comparative, and Contemporary Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Presents thirteen chapters on the topic of emotions (jeong 情) in Korean thought

  • Discusses key Korean Confucian thinkers, debates, and ideas

  • Provides a textual, philosophical, ethical, and religious background on the topic of emotion

  • Discusses ground-breaking insights into the diversity, dynamics, and distinctiveness of Korean emotions

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Comparative East-West Philosophy (PSCEWP)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction: Emotions (Jeong/Qing 情) in Korean Philosophy and Religion

    • Edward Y. J. Chung, Jea Sophia Oh
    Pages 1-93Open Access
  3. Comparative Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
  4. Contemporary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257
    2. Resentment and Gratitude in Won Buddhism

      • Chung Nam Ha
      Pages 279-296Open Access
    3. Conclusion: The Diversity, Dynamics, and Distinctiveness of Korean Jeong

      • Edward Y. J. Chung, Jea Sophia Oh
      Pages 335-346Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 347-373

About this book

This pioneering book presents thirteen articles on the fascinating topic of emotions (jeong 情) in Korean philosophy and religion. Its introductory chapter comprehensively provides a textual, philosophical, ethical, and religious background on this topic in terms of emotions West and East, emotions in the Chinese and Buddhist traditions, and Korean perspectives. Chapters 2 to 5 of part I discuss key Korean Confucian thinkers, debates, and ideas. Chapters 6 to 8 of part II offer comparative thoughts from Confucian moral, political, and social angles. Chapters 9 to 12 of part III deal with contemporary Buddhist and eco-feminist perspectives. The concluding chapter discusses ground-breaking insights into the diversity, dynamics, and distinctiveness of Korean emotions.

This is an open access book.

Edward Y. J. Chung is Professor of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Director, and Korean Studies Project Director at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada. 

Jea Sophia Oh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her research primarily focuses on Asian and comparative philosophies, religion and ecology, and postcolonial theory.  

Keywords

  • Neo-Confucian
  • Jeong
  • Qing
  • Jeong Dasan
  • Hanmaeum
  • Open Access

Reviews

“This compelling, thoroughly well-researched collection of essays extends—in invaluable ways—the advancing cross-cultural, transdisciplinary dialogue among philosophers and theorists of emotion. The insights found in the pages connect and enrich a broad range of interrelated fields.” 

— Donovan O. Schaefer, Associate professor of  Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA 

“This anthology is a tour de force, offering penetrating insights on the quintessential nature of the Korean way of emotions in the context of philosophy and religion. I highly recommend it.”

— Halla Kim, Professor of Philosophy, Sogang University, Korea

“With nuanced explorations of jeong (emotion) in the Korean tradition and its social, political, and ethical ramifications, the volume opens a new horizon in our understanding of emotion and its relevance to Asian and intercultural philosophy.” 

— Jin Y. Park, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, American University, USA

 

“This book takes ‘emotions’ as a key to understanding Korean philosophy and the East Asian intellectual and religious traditions. . . as an integral part of understanding human beings.”

— Young-chan Ro, Professor of Religious Studies, George Mason University, USA

 

“This pioneering and exciting volume offers fascinating insights concerning emotions from the perspective of diverse Korean philosophies/religions. This work will be of great interest to those who study Korean, Asian, comparative philosophy/religion, and also to those who wish to gain a broader philosophical understanding of emotions.”

—Jung-Yeup Kim, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University, USA

Editors and Affiliations

  • Asian Studies and Religious Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada

    Edward Y. J. Chung

  • Department of Philosophy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, USA

    Jea Sophia Oh

About the editors

Edward Y. J. Chung is Professor of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Director, and Korean Studies Project Director at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada. 

Jea Sophia Oh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her research primarily focuses on Asian and comparative philosophies, religion and ecology, and postcolonial theory.  

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Emotions in Korean Philosophy and Religion

  • Book Subtitle: Confucian, Comparative, and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Editors: Edward Y. J. Chung, Jea Sophia Oh

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Comparative East-West Philosophy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94747-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94746-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94749-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-94747-7

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2378

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2386

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 373

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Confucianism, World Philosophy, Asian Culture

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)