Korea and Beyond
Preface: Circulation of Knowledge as Theme and Method in Korean Studies – Marion Eggert
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Circulation of Knowledge as Theme and Method in Korean Studies
In the course of the last decade the theme of knowledge, be it knowledge production, knowledge transfer or epistemic changes, has gained ever more prominence in the (historical and contemporary) study of cultures – a development that closely mirrors the increase of interdisciplinary work in this field and the ensuing willingness to no longer study societal sub-systems like literature, arts, academia, and politics in isolation, but to look at the larger systems of knowledge that inform them all, albeit in different ways. This volume of essays is one of the outcomes of a research project which, being part of this wave, sees its task in testing, and therefore temporarily privileging, the heuristic metaphor of knowledge circulation, as it encapsulates a number of useful ideas and notions:
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