By Hagen Schulz-Forberg
Participants to this quantity discover the altering techniques of the social and the industrial in the course of a interval of primary switch throughout Asia. They problem permitted causes of the way Western wisdom unfold via Asia and convey how flexible Asian intellectuals have been in introducing ecu strategies and in mixing them with neighborhood traditions.
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This is dependent on the context of its usage. While former president of the United States, George W. Bush, would claim the concept of freedom as a key concept to legitimize war against Iraq, the French president, Jacques Chirac, and the German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, stressed that freedom may only be served and reached through peace. While hegemony constitutes the goal of any semantic struggle, from a theoretical perspective this struggle connects all actors within the framework of a common discourse.
When following the introduction of new concepts, or the reinterpretation of established concepts, as illustrated by the innovation of the social and the reinterpretation of the economic in Korean, which other concepts and narratives are pushed to the periphery of the overall discourse and which further concepts appear prominently in a new semantic field of a new, seemingly transcendental normative order? In the Malayan case, ‘nationhood’ and ‘race’ came in the wake of the social and the economic, pushing kerajaan to the periphery.
14 But gradually, and increasingly after 1905, the word gyeongje came to displace ijae. It was the same change which had emerged in Japan and China in terms of conceptualizing the modern transformation by the same word gyeongje in Korea, jingshi in China, and keiji in Japan. The Western concept of society was introduced with the theory of social contract in Japan by the Meiji enlightened intellectuals during the late nineteenth century. After struggling with several words, the word shakai won as a translation of Japanese society.
A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 by Hagen Schulz-Forberg