The fifteen studies presented inConfucian Academies in East Asia offer insight into the history and legacy of these unique institutions of knowledge and education. The contributions analyze origins, spread and development of Confucian academies across China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan from multiple perspectives. This edited volume is one of the first attempts to understand Confucian academies as a complex transnational, intellectual, and cultural phenomena that played an essential role in various areas of East Asian education, philosophy, religious practice, local economy, print industry, and even archery. The broad chronological range of essays allows it to demonstrate the role of Confucian academies as highly adaptable and active agents of cultural and intellectual change since the eighth century until today. An indispensable handbook for studies of Confucian culture and institutions since the eighth century until the present.
Contributors are: Chien Iching, Chung Soon-woo, Deng Hongbo, Martin Gehlmann, Vladimír Glomb, Lan Jun, Lee Byoung-Hoon, Eun-Jeung Lee, Thomas H.C. Lee, Margaret Dorothea Mehl, Steven B. Miles, Hoyt Cleveland Tillman, Nguyễn Tuấn-Cường, Linda Walton and Minamizawa Yoshihiko.
Vladimír Glomb, Ph.D. (2010), Charles University Prague, is a researcher in the field of Korean philosophy, language and history and Confucianism in general. He is currently a member of the CRC 980 “Episteme in Motion” at Freie Universität Berlin.
Eun-Jeung Lee, Ph.D. (1993), Universität Göttingen, is Professor and Director of the Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published numerous monographs and articles on the history of ideas in East Asian and between Europe and Asia, including “Anti-Europa” (Münster: LIT, 2003).
Martin Gehlmann is a researcher of East Asian educational history at the CRC 980 “Episteme in Motion” and a member of the Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
For all interested in the fields of East Asian education, philosophy, and cultural heritage.