The book is about the evolution and transformation of kwledge and kwledge systems in the context of cultural contact. The articles take Korea as an example and deal with the configuration, dissemination and consolidation of kwledge in certain contexts of the past and present. Combining philological and social scientific approaches, this book is the result of a joint research project of the Korean Studies institutes at Freie Universitat Berlin and Ruhr University Bochum pursued between 2009 and 2014.
Eun-Jeung Lee is Professor for Korean Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin with a research focus on politics and history of political ideas. Marion Eggert is Professor for Korean Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum with a research focus on Korean literary and intellectual history.