Tomasz Sleziak

Tomasz Sleziak
SOAS, University of London | SOAS · Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

PhD in Korean Studies - School of Oriental and African Studies London UK

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Introduction
Tomasz Sleziak is currently a PhD student in Korean studies at School of Oriental and African Studies in London, conducting research on pre-modern Korean concepts of participation and alienation. He is also a member of Polish Oriental Society and American Society for Study of Chinese Religions. His main academic interest encompasses the traditional heritage – especially Confucian philosophy – and the ways it influences the modern societies of East Asia. Contact: tomasz.sleziak@gmail.com
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - February 2014
The Academy Of Korean Studies
Position
  • Researcher
September 2012 - June 2013
University of Zurich
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  • Researcher
January 2010 - September 2010
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
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  • Student

Publications

Publications (5)
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Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, being by-products of socio-political and educational developments at various stages of Chinese history, have permeated to a varying degree several aspects of life in East Asian societies. China itself, along with its neighbouring states—such as Vietnam and Korea—despite political changes, globalization, and adopti...
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The modern South Korean society, having its cultural roots in Joseon-period (1392 – 1910) orthodox interpretation of Neo-Confucianism, naturally displays a high degree of hierarchism. The socio-economic transformation, brought by the end of feudalism during Japanese occupation period (1910 – 1945) and the post-World War II period, caused the re-ali...
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The studies concerning the role of Confucianism in East Asian countries, including South Korea, predominantly concern the specific aspects of either ancient or modern forms of Confucianism in Korean Peninsula, the time frames tending to be analyzed exclusively. The goal of this paper is to prove the existence of significant parallels and derivative...
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Whatever topic a scholar may have in mind, avoiding references to Confucianism altogether in the discourse of both pre-modern and modern Korea is an exercise in futility. Indeed, throughout the long Joseon era (1392–1910), the Cheng-Chu NeoConfucianism was enforced as the official state orthodoxy and the government had exerted the entirety of its a...

Questions

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Question
Are there any resources focusing exclusively or primarily on this topic? Doing a research that (among other things) concerns the inculcation of Confucian values by non-elite social strata in Joseon Korea, as well as the various responses to these processes by the so-called commoner and lowborn people; so far found a few interesting texts but I am wondering what others can recommend me. Could be on Ming/Qing society as well (since I am considering to add comparative elements to my research); detailed elite (ie. by scholars, aristocracy, etc) opinions on lifestyles/beliefs of lower social strata are fine as well.

Projects

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Project
Completion of PhD dissertation and papers that may be composed beyond.