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Sungkyun, “Learning to be a Better Person”

Have you heard of the word “Sungkyun”? Let’s explore what “Sungkyun” is and why “Sungkyun” is an adaptive innovation in Korean philosophy.

Have you heard of the word “Sungkyun”?

Some of you may have heard of this word in the name of “Sungkyunkwan University”, the institution which provides this course. Otherwise, if you are a big fan of Korean dramas, you may recall a famous Korean drama, “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”.

In fact, “Sungkyun” is a name for a Confucian ideal, and “Kwan” means institution. In this video, we will explore the meaning of “Sungkyun”. Moreover, I will explain why the use of “Sungkyun” is an adaptive innovation in Korean philosophy.

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