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Chinese vs Korean Philosophy

To explore Korean philosophy, we need to understand the Chinese influences on Korean thought.

Now, we are ready to explore Korean philosophy.

For this, it is necessary to examine Chinese influences on Korean culture first. Pre-modern Koreans adopted many cultural influences from Chinese culture and then innovated on them in their own way. In this unique mechanism, Koreans produced distinctive ideas and themes, and developed a unique way of thinking, which I call the “Korean Matrix”.

Of course, cultural influences are found all over the world, from the ancient times till today. Can you identify cultural influences in your own culture? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Introduction to Korean Philosophy

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