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April 11, 2013 - 15:00-17:00
Department of Oriental Languages
Korean Studies Section, seminars spring term 2013
The Korean Studies Section cordially invites you to the guest lecture by
Lukas Pokorny (University of Aberdeen)
”Life, Death and Self-Cultivation in Neo-Confucianism”
A close reading of the Sasaeng kwisin ch’aek (‘Treatise on Death and Life, Ghosts and Spirits’), the Suyo ch’aek (‘Treatise on Long Life and Premature Death’) and the Sinsŏn ch’aek (‘Treatise on Immortals’), authored by the eminent Chosŏn scholar Yi I [Yulgok] (1536–1584), sheds light on the orthodox Neo-Confucian view concerning ‘life and death’. Drawing on his elaborate i-ki-doctrine 理氣論, Yulgok unveils a lesser known yet crucial dimension of Chéng-Zhū soteriological thought. The paper will introduce key issues in Yulgok’s understanding of life, death and self-cultivation.
Place: Stockholm University, Kräftriket 5, Department of Mathematics, Sal 36.
Location: 0.8 km south of T-bana Universitetet, /Frescati; ’Albano’ by hus 40, 70 or 670