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Nomos Basileus as Authority and Ideological Chain of Criticism of Indirect Power

  • Journal of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • 2023, 80(3), pp.471-500
  • DOI : 10.17326/jhsnu.80.3.202308.471
  • Publisher : Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : July 11, 2023
  • Accepted : August 8, 2023
  • Published : August 31, 2023

Yoon Inro 1

1한국연구재단

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This article begins with the internal unity theory of Kayama Ichiro, quoted by the governor as an ‘naisen-ittai’ (內鮮一體) who believes in the equation ‘Japanese Empire=Divine Nation’ in Choi In-hoon’s Voice of the Viceroy, and the direct unity theory of the “Tenno’s mind” that transcends ethnic boundaries. Subsequently, it is reviewed that Lee Kwang-soo (Mitsuro Kayama)’s Only When the True Heart Meets and Great East Asia are actually brought to mind by Kayama. A young legal scholar who actually had a close relationship with Lee Kwang-soo, and who was the model for the Japanese main character who graduated from the Faculty of Law at Gyongseong Imperial University, who appears in Only When the True Heart Meets, is mentioned. He is Lee Hang-nyeong. While examining his criticism of the direct access to the Tenno’s mind, that is, the ‘Yamato people’ as ‘Indirect Power’, he examines the theory of the symbolic Tenno after the war by Tomoo Odaka, a legal philosopher who was his teacher in the Faculty of Law. He defined the Tenno’s mind as the ‘Nomos Basileus’ as the true norm and unchanging standard of governance, and criticized the indirect power of ‘dark politics’ that used the emperor's authority behind the scenes. Subsequently, while examining the criticism of Masao Maruyama’s Indirect Power cited by Odaka for such criticism, this article analyzes his criticism of the power that controls the ‘Distance from the Tenno’ and governs the connection.

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