Buddhist Accommodation and Appropriation and the Limits of Confucianization

  title={Buddhist Accommodation and Appropriation and the Limits of Confucianization},
  author={Boudewijn Walraven},
  journal={Journal of Korean Religions},
  pages={105 - 116}
  • Boudewijn Walraven
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Korean Religions
  • The Confucianization of Korea may be regarded as a steady process that continued throughout the Chosŏn period, constantly extending its influence to new layers of the population. From the outset this provoked various forms of Buddhist apologetics. Eminent priests like Kihwa (1376–1433) and Hyujŏng (1520–1604) argued for the fundamental compatibility of Buddhism and Confucianism. The Confucian social ethics emphasizing filial piety and loyalty to the monarchy were fully accepted by Buddhists… CONTINUE READING
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