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Space and Location in the Circulation of Knowledge (1400–1800)

Korea and Beyond

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Edited By Marion Eggert, Felix Siegmund and Dennis Würthner

In response to the recent surge of interest in studying epistemic transfers and changes, this volume assembles an interdisciplinary range of articles that look at the production, consumption and dissemination of knowledge in East Asia, centering on Korea, under the paradigm of knowledge circulation. Applying this heuristic tool offers new perspectives on pre-modern Korea and beyond. It allows for flexibility of scale and thus facilitates the identification of shared processes of appropriation, digestion and re-distribution of ideas, regardless of whether the exchanges take place between states and nations, between social groups, or even between individuals. The articles in this volume stress the spatial and social aspects of the process of knowledge circulation in particular: the role of location and of social networks in the production, evaluation and dissemination of new knowledge.
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Marion Eggert is professor of Korean Studies at Bochum University (Germany). She has published on Korean and Chinese literature, especially travel literature and intellectual history, as well as on literary and intellectual transactions within East Asia.

Felix Siegmund currently teaches Chinese history at Bochum University. He researches on military knowledge in northern East Asia in the 17th century and has published on Korean agrarian history and on Manchu translations.

Dennis Würthner is a researcher and lecturer for Korean Studies at Bochum University. His research interests include the modes and forms of pre-modern literary transformation of Korean texts.

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