International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>INTRODUCTION:</strong><br />International Journal for Korean Humanities and Social Sciences is published once a year by the Institute of Linguistics (Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland). It contains articles, reviews and reports in English. It is devoted mainly to works dealing with broadly understood current and original studies providing valuable insight into Korean (i) humanities (classics, law, linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, philosophy, religion), and (ii) social sciences (anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, economics, history, political sciences, sociology, etc.).</p><ul class="oczasopismie"><li><a href="/index.php/kr/about">ABOUT THE JOURNAL</a></li><li><a href="/index.php/kr/issue/current">CURRENT ISSUE</a></li><li><a href="/index.php/kr/issue/archive">ARCHIVE</a></li></ul><div class="oczasopismie"><strong><strong>INDEXED IN:</strong> </strong>Google Scholar; WorldCat<strong><br /></strong></div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI: </strong>10.14746/kr</div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ISSN: </strong>2449-7444</div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>PUBLISHED WORK ARE LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS (2016 -):</strong><br /><a href=""><img src="/public/piotr/cc/cc_4_by_nd.png" alt="CC_by-nd/4.0" border="0" /></a></div> Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan en-US International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences 2449-7444 <p>Authors who publish with International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences agree to the following terms and conditions:<br />(i) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.<br />(ii) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.<br />(iii) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the publication of the paper in the journal.</p> KOREAN LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION - WITH THE FOCUS ON BOOKS AND TEACHING MATERIALS - <p>A keen interest in the culture and economic development of the Republic of Korea has resulted in establishing business relations between Korea and various countries all around the world. The Korean War (1950-1953) is said to be the catalyst for Korean Studies, since it has generated a considerable interest in Korean history, language and culture. Yet, when the Korean Language Education (henceforward KLE) is being referred to, usually the years when the boom for "everything that is Korean” started, which could be attributed to the successfully organized Summer Olympics in 1988 and co-organized Asian World Cup in 2002, are being mentioned. This was when the world saw a different side of Korea. However, also thanks to the enormous popularity of <em>Hallyu</em> and the support of the South Korean Government given to initiatives, which among others, popularize the Korean language, the interest in various aspects of Korean culture as well as the language itself, has become higher than ever before. Since the turn of the 21<sup>st</sup> century, South Korea is perceived as one of the world's leading exporters of culture and tourism, and <em>Hangeul</em> became one of the exported goods.</p>The aim of this research is to analyze the situation of KLE in the era of globalization, which along with the spread of <em>lingua franca, </em>among them English, is endangering the language variety of the world. In order to do so, several significant dates and initiatives showing how Korean scholars and the Government have influenced and shaped the language policy and thus have contributed to the popularization of the language all around the world will also be referred to. Government sponsored institutions providing Korean language classes, as well as books and other teaching materials, will be discussed and classified. The article will also try to answer the question concerning the future of the KLE. Anna BOROWIAK Choonsil LIM Copyright (c) 2019 Anna BOROWIAK, Choonsil LIM 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 7 55 10.14746/kr.2018.04.01 CROSS-CULTURAL LITERATURE AND CULTURAL REPRODUCTION: THE CASE OF THE KOREAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY HANJUNGNOK <p>This paper is an investigation how cultural perception could be embedded in language and literature and how this helps different analyses on a same historical event. The article includes the comparison between a work of classical Korean literature, <em>Hanjungnok </em>(한중록), and an English-translated version of it,<em> The</em> <em>Memoirs of Lady Hyekyŏng, </em>translated by Kim-Haboush, and a work of a British novel, <em>The Red Queen</em>, written by Margaret Drabble. The comparison is to explore the language use regarding a perception of family relations and of gender in each version of writing. This paper concludes that authors’ and audience’s language and cultural background would influence on perceiving and analysing literature and its context so that each interpretation could be differentiated, even with the actual historical event.</p> Kyu Hyun PARK Copyright (c) 2019 Kyu Hyun PARK 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 57 87 10.14746/kr.2018.04.02 THE ASPECT OF CONFLICT BETWEEN PATERNALISM AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN KOREAN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY <p>As of the 21st century, Koreans are struggling to achieve an advanced society. Material abundance may be a prerequisite for advanced society, but what is more important and essential is transparent and just society implementation in which an equal opportunity is given to all members of society and fair competition is ensured by fair rules. Unfortunately, in the Korean society, almost in all the layers of it, corruption and injustice/ immorality are still rampant.</p><p>I believe that such a phenomenon comes from the weak sense of the rule of law in Korean society compared with the other developed countries. Therefore, this paper considers the structure of consciousness of Koreans, which makes such things possible and makes it harder to eradicate, centered on Confucianism which emphasizes humanism or paternalism rather than the rule of law, and the mindset/ consciousness of Korean shamanism which does not actively try to fight against evil.</p> Kyong-geun OH Copyright (c) 2019 Kyong-geun OH 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 89 106 10.14746/kr.2018.04.03 THE THEORY ON THE STATE OF THE CHOSŎN RULING ELITES: HOW DID THEY PERCEIVE THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE STATE? <p class="a">This paper argues that it is necessary to analyze the identity of the ruling elite in the Chosŏn Dynasty through the nobles <em>munbŏl </em>문벌(門閥) using the ideological methodology. The identity of the ruling elite in the Joseon Dynasty should be considered in relation to the state. In the first part of this paper, we review the existing studies on the relationship between the ruling elite and the state in Korea. The first group gives a view that the ruling class has autonomy from the state and has an identity outside the country. The second group of the studies shows that the ruling autonomous governments have encroached on the private sector. The third group are studies showing that the ruling class of the Chosŏn Dynasty structurally could not escape the domination of the state. Each of these studies pointed out important points in characterizing the ruling elites of the Chosŏn dynasty, yet they had some limitations because they lacked an ideological consideration of what their identity is fundamentally from. The second part of the paper presents how to overcome these limitations by insisting that the identity of the ruling class should be examined in relation to the state at that time through the issue of civilization.</p> Min Jung LEE Copyright (c) 2019 Min Jung LEE 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 107 126 10.14746/kr.2018.04.04 THE REVIEW OF THE ROUTLEDGE COURSE IN KOREAN TRANSLATION BY JIEUN KIAER, 2018. ROUTLEDGE LONDON AND NEW YORK, ISBN 978-1-315-61821-0, PP. 197. . Emilia WOJTASIK-DZIEKAN Copyright (c) 2019 Emilia WOJTASIK-DZIEKAN 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 127 131 10.14746/kr.2018.04.05 LIST OF REVIEWERS Editor Editor Copyright (c) 2019 Editor Editor 2019-01-24 2019-01-24 4 132 132