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On "Utopia" Approached Through Conceptual History in Korea

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • 2018, 52(), pp.253-275
  • DOI : 10.21049/ccs.2018.52..253
  • Publisher : Center for Cross Culture Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Literature
  • Received : August 10, 2018
  • Accepted : September 3, 2018
  • Published : September 30, 2018

Kim Jong Soo 1

1경희대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The concept of 'utopia' in Korea was formed in the early 20th century. ‘There isn’t in this world but good world' could be found using science and it was an ideal place for science to realize in the 1900s of Korea. Utopia was emphasized as an ideal world of fantasy in the 1920s. It was an ideological world wherein socialism was realized by a purposeful science. Utopia, conversely, was the history of scientific socialism defined as past example of communism that could not be implemented but was fancied. There were works suggesting that it was a dark dystopia such as Society after 800,000 years written by H.G. Wells or Artificial Worker by Young-hee Pak, but there were implied at the will of utopia.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.