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Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate – The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa) - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chong Tojon (Sambong) and Hamho Tuktong (Kihwa)


The relationship between Confucianism and Buddhism—long and complex—starts with the earliest period of transmission of Buddhism to China, and continues to develop in various ways throughout East Asian cultures up through the nineteenth century. There was initially a basic level of compatibility between the two traditions that allowed them to thrive in the same cultural sphere. But their ongoing activity also led to strong competition for the hearts of believers, and for the support of rulers. An important component of this competition was ongoing philosophical debate, which gradually developed ... More

Keywords: Buddhist-Confucian debate, Neo-Confucianism, Sŏn, Kihwa, Chŏng Tojŏn, essence-function, ti-yong, c'he-yong, Chosŏn, Koryŏ

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824853808
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824853808.001.0001