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The study of the 童幼敎育 written by P. A Vagnoni

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2015, (32), pp.389-421
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

JooYeon Bae 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

童幼敎育 written by P. A Vagnoni is the book for the education of the child of which written purpose is mission work of the Christianity in the mid of 17th Century. The purpose of this study is to review the background and the contents of the book and to find out the implication of the western literature in the Yi Dynasty. The study on the 童幼敎育 has the meaningful implication in the aspect that this book accept the culture of the Eastern Asia in those days. This study is based on the manuscript possessed by the 輔仁University in Taipei. The characteristics of the contents of the book are as follows. First, it shows the classification of the line of western literature based on the well understanding of the philosophy, politics and ethics of the West. P.A Vagnoni referred 西學 earlier than Aleni considering this book written in 1620. Second, it shows the importance of roles of the parent and teacher in education of the child. Especially it shows the role of the parent, that of the mother is the raising and that of the father is the teaching of the child. Third, it says that 인 is closely related to the spirit of the Lord rather than 本末論 which is the basic thought of 儒敎. Fourth, it shows the fusion thought of the East and West through the 修身齊家治國平天下. It says that the relationship of the nation, family and individual in the politics of Aristoteles is similar to the thought of 修身齊家治國平天下.

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