By Hagen Schulz-Forberg
Participants to this quantity discover the altering thoughts of the social and the industrial in the course of a interval of primary swap throughout Asia. They problem accredited motives of ways Western wisdom unfold via Asia and exhibit how flexible Asian intellectuals have been in introducing eu thoughts and in mixing them with neighborhood traditions.
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The notion of catching up with an imagined West was all-pervasive in Asian discourses. Thus modernization becomes a highly relevant object of analysis when it remains locked in the historical source material. How, and through which concepts, was a hierarchical relation between Asian countries and the idealized West established? This question plays an important role because many Asian countries, for example Japan, Korea, China and Thailand, embraced a conscious modernization process in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Intellectual discourses unfolded in the newspapers during the period of the enlightenment movement (1905–10), written by newly emerging intellectuals aiming at total reformation for the cause of preserving national sovereignty. The native reformists who were critical both of the existing regime and of Western civilization also tried to make their own discursive sphere by publishing newspapers. Those who had participated in the anti-Japanese peasant war of 1894 came to change their orientation under the leadership of Son Byeong-hui, the group’s third patriarch.
Rather, this embrace opens new and fresh roads to historical investigation. It is thus rather less fruitful to transfer the convergence–divergence question onto semantic fields. A neat comparison or a strict construction of sender– receiver relations as well as the single-language-based practice of conceptual history would logically imply that linguistic units are somehow sealed-off spaces and units of isolated practices of meaning. It can be safely said that this is not the case. Do we find convergence of meaning in one linguistic sphere?