It was very interesting. This essay gives me ideas on Korean Idol culture.
But i have some questions about your essay. actually 3 question.
- In eastern philosophy, Neo-Confucianism refers to ‘sung-li hak’(meaning study on nature and rationality). It originated from china in song dynasty by Zhu Xi. But, in your essay,I think,you don’t use Neo-Confucianism in that meaning. I wonder the explicit meaning of Neo-Confucianism used in your essay. — sometimes Neo-Confucianism refers to 1960~1970s eastern development ideology, so i’m confused.(More technically in eastern philosophy text book Neo-confucianism(in korean 신유학) is limited to Confucianism of Han Yu and Li Ao in Tang Dynasty.)
- I think that Saint/Whore dualistic view is not a quite unique notion of confucianism. Is there any more unique aspect about “Girl” in confucianism? I think you emphasize the concept of the “girl” as reproduction organ is the main idea of confucian view but this concept is not unique only in korean or eastern tradition.
- This question is just about jargon. I have learned that “Iron Cage” is the main concept of Max Weber. I don’t know about connection “Iron Cage” and Marx(Is it Karl Marx? right?). How can i get some information about Marx’s “Iron cage”. Could you give me some reference?