Donghak, a Deep Ecology of Reverence

March 8, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

The Center for Korean Studies spring 2018 colloquium series will feature a discussion of the Donghak religious and philosophical movement by Dr. Jea Sophia Oh, assistant professor of philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Donghak, or Eastern Learning 東學, was influenced by three major East Asian philosophies (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism) as well as by Christianity. The result was a religious-cultural hybridization with unique Korean life-centered cosmology that reveres life and creation.

Professor Oh's presentation will deal with the Korean concept hanul, the divine, in Donghak, comparing it with the Whiteheadian God of becoming via a complimentary way of comparative ecotheology.

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