Donghak Thought insisted by Choi Je-Woo, was also an ideological system that gave power to the Donghak peasant revolution through the guiding ideology of Bogook Anmin and Cheokyang Cheokwae. The initial spirit of saving the sick country through the Donghak Peasant War of 1894-95 and the name change of 1905 had no choice but to show hermeneutic refraction, and the key variable of that refraction was Japan.
Through the study of Donghak, it is possible to secure a discussion space on childcenteredness as well as the problem of cultivating subjectivity. The key point of the discussion can be said to be in critical reflection on whether the early spirit of the Donghak Thought has been faithfully implemented. Only when we can pay attention to the factors of interference from Japan acting on Donghak Thought will be able to properly continue a strict discussion on the issue of subjectivity, which is the core of the discourse of Donghak.