Theory – others

Otaku, the Kids of the Virtual World(OTAKU LES ENFANTS DU VIRTUEL), written by Etienne Barral , 2002
Otaku is a word coined in the 1980’s to describe excessive manias of video-games, cartoons and other interests. This is a French journalist’s look on the Otaku culture in Japan. Starting with interviews of them, he caught the characteristics of Otaku.

Time and Narrative(Temps et Recit), written by Paul Ricoeur , 1999

Ricoeur synthesizes the Mimesis-Mythos-Catharsis theory of “Confessions” by Saint Augustine and “Poetics” by Aristotle, and then constructs a relationship between time and narrative. This book studies how the act of storytelling – time and narrative – contributes to existential and ethical human condition.

Ideas of Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu, written by Yi-Moon Park , 1980

Modern analysis on the ideas of Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu in philosophy, religion and ideology. The author understands the world of Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu with the concept of Tao, inactivity and peripatetic, and explains the essence of the oriental classics in an easy and systematical way.

History of the Russian Revolution, written by Hak-Joon Kim , 1979

From the rebellion of the party member in December of 1825 to the seizure of political power of the Bolsheviks, this is a record of the history of Russian politics and ideology. The idea of a revolution and the logic of its action with stories of people and events are revealed in this book. This is the first study of Russian Revolution in Korea.