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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 3 / 2010  
         
  Article:   THE ANALYSIS OF JUCHE IDEA FROM THE POINT OF VIEW ABOUT CONFUCIANISM.

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  Abstract:  Confucianism is thoughts of political ethics that has political character as feudalisti ideas of past Asia. It was expanded widely with influencing on the culture, social political life and public morals in the region of Asia, including Korea. In Korea, this ideology occupied a dominant position as being a ruling ideology of the feudalistic governing class. The ex-lider of North Korea, Kim Il Sung added traditional Confucian ideas like patriarchal loyalty and filial piety of Koreans in Juche Idea in order to maintanin his power and adopt policies of personality cult for himself. In addition, after consolidating one-man dictatorship, he also pursued power-succession by heredity through abusing Korean traditional Confucian thoughts. It is needed to view some Confucian features of Juche Idea in order ro understand effectively the unsual structure of North Korea.

Keywords: Confucianism, Juche Idea, Feudalistic ideology, Patriarchal loyalty, Filial piety.
 
         
     
         
         
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