Scholars of Wang Yangming in Japan Pay Attention to a New Book by Prof. Choi
A new book by Prof. Choi Jae-Mok (College of Liberal Arts), Development of 'the Wang Yanming Studies' through Eastern Asia, was introduced on the daily papers of Japan Asahi newspaper, Mainichi newspaper and many others. The book has captured the attention of Wang Yangming and Oriental studies scholars in Japan. In his book, Professor Choi compares the modern doctrines of Wang Yangming in Korea, China and Japan, then introduces important doctrines to explain the core values of Wang Yangming. Professor Choi's final goal is to reconcile the modern doctrines of Wang Yangming and the traditional doctrines of Wang Yangming in East Asia, to the extent that the modern doctrines of Wang Yangming in Korea are closely related to the traditional philosophies of China and Japan, showing a possibility to attempt a reconciliation of modern and traditional ideas.