Jeong Yak-yong

Born 1762
Died 1836

Jeong Yak-yong was a leading Korean philosopher in the late Joseon Dynasty. He has been usually regarded as one of the greatest thinkers in so-called "Practical Learning" movement. Jeong thought that Neo-Confucianism, the dominant ideology of the time lacked practicality and relevance to his time, suggesting the need to reappreciate the spirit of the early Confucianism in general, i.e. , practicality.… Read More

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1762 Birth Born in 1762.


1836 74 Years Old He used Yeoyudang as his final pen-name, it was the name of the family home where he lived quietly, near the Han River, until he died in 1836, on his sixtieth wedding anniversary.
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