S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Journal of International and Area Studies Journal of International and Area Studies vol.08 (2001)
미국 독립선언서 주석
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국제학연구소
- 국제지역연구, Vol.10 No.2, pp. 103-126
- This paper is an attempt to translate and annotate the American Declaration of Independence into the Korean texts.
In the Introductory Part, the character of the American Independence Revolution is examined. Following a brief review of various interpretations of each "school", the article discusses the backgrounds of the revolution and the drafting process of the Declaration. Although "the Consensus Theory" is adopted in principle, elements of the "republicanism" are copied when deemed proper.
In Part Ⅱ, textual composition of the document is dissected, followed by the discussions on the theoretical implications of the Declaration, focusing on the transformation from the "subject" of the monarch to the "people", the ultimate holder of the sovereignty.
In Part Ⅲ, the full text of the Declaration are translated and annotated. Some improprieties of the preceding translations are mentioned with the suggestions of the alternatives. In annotating the texts, a special care has been taken to accomodate the preceding academic works in Korea to the highest level.