S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.11 (1983) (인문논총)
한국의 문화와 교육의 관점에서 본 고전에 관한 연구
A Guide to Classics for College Students in Korea
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 인문대학
- 인문논총, Vol.11, pp. 107-164
- Most widely read books in Korea today are either those for leisure and scintillating interest or those practical manuals for entrance and official examinations, while those classical works emphasizing character formation and liberal education are neglected. In view of the above fact, we are of the opinion that more classics written by great authors in both East and West, past and present should be read for the promotion of liberal education. We believe translation into readable modern Korean and publication of selected classics recommendable for Korean youths, especially for college students, must precede to any hasty "spoon-feeding" indoctrination of liberal ideas. As a first step we have attempted to provide a reliable guideline for the selection of classics suitable to college students in modern Korea. We have agreed upon one of the mos t basic criteria for the selection: most precious books for Korean college students are those that would give them "power of wisdom" living in this modern world. Accordingly, we have selected some books among the Korean, Chinese, Indian and Western classics which are obligatory and prerequisite readings for any Korean student today.