The world is watching at Asia, especially East Asia with great interest in the recent years. However, the need for interest and research on Asian studies, which are very fundamental for Koreans, were neglected until now. Moonji Publications materialized this concern into “Seonam Oriental Academic Works” series and Seonam Reference for Asian Studies series with the support of Seonam Foundation.
Recognition of “Asia” for the East Asian People: 19th-20th Century, written by Won-Shik Choe, Young-Suh Baek and others, 1997
Chinese Historical Geography, written by Jae-Houn Ryoo, 1999
Industrialization and Democratization of East Asia, written by Gwang-Young Shin, 1999
Imperialism of the USA: Ordeal and Resistance of the Filipinos, written by Oh-Shin Gwon, 2000
Economic Fluctuation of a Colony: Korea and India, written by Sub Pak, 2001
The History of Korean Apple, The Origin and the Development, written by Ho-Choul Yi, 2002
Seonam Scholarship Foundation was established in 1987 as a dying wish of the founder of Dong-yang Group, Seonam Yang-Goo Yi. It changed its name to Seonam Foundation in 1989. The foundation supports scholarship works, East Asia studies and culture related business.
Industrialization and Democratization of East Asia, written by Gwang-Young Shin , 1999
The book criticizes the false image of the mythical ideas on the fluctuation of Asian societies and reveals the truth in them. The real substance of the myths can be found by a comparative history research based on sociological facts, and only then the readers will be able to look at the Korean history with an objective view.
The book analyzes ideological background, educational aspect and historical meaning of Buddhist ceremony from Koryo’s dualistic ― divided into Buddhist and Confucian ― national ceremonies. It closely examines the origin and meaning of Buddhist ceremonies, formality of the ceremony, social importance, process of the ceremony, ideological background and historical meaning of the main Buddhist ceremonies, which were backed up by the royal court.
A study on the myths of Japan gives a chance to grasp the original form of the Japanese soul and their fundamental culture. It also sheds light on the formation of Japanese culture. The author tries to overcome the limitations of the materials of the Korean mythology using the result of his study on Japanese mythology as the basis.