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An Kook Sun in Waseda Age

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2010, (47), pp.403-452
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

KIM HYO JEON 1

1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

An Kook Sun, the first modern novelist, the pioneer of political science, the translator and interpreter of Western law and social sciences in modern Korea, attended the Keio School and enrolled Tokyo Special School in order to study political science. This paper constitutes 6 chapters: Introduction, An Kook Suns life and work, Waseda age from 1896 to 1899, the Korean graduates in department of political science, Early Korea branch of Waseda university alumni, and Ichijima Kenkichi who author of Ans Korean translations text. In Tokyo Special School, a three-year college, An studied very hard and widely. His subjects are economics, state theory, constitutions, history, finance, civil law, public law, diplomatic history, national budget etc. Due to various courses he could energetically translate many books into Korean, for example, Principles of Political Science, Diplomacy, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Business, History of Philippines Fight for Freedom etc. At that time, political science of Tokyo university was under the absolute influence of German state theory leaded by E. Fenollosa and Karl Rathgen. On the contrary Tokyo Special School was prevailed English constitutionalism by Ookuma and Takeda. As student activity An attended many student clubs, associations and a mock assembly. In 1898, at the age of twenty, Ans adoptive father, former minister of military, An Kyong Soo go exile into Japan as a traitor to the king. Therefore, he was very difficult situation economically or spiritually as well as. In July 1899, he graduated from the Tokyo Special School, which later became the present Waseda university in 1902. In short, An Kook Sun was a pioneer of social science in modern Korea, Waseda which his educational background and the many Korean graduates has produced, will expand making more meaningful assessment possible.

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