2004 年 47 巻 p. 129-148
This research explores the significance of Fukuzawa Yukichi's influence upon Yu Kil-chun's educational ideas, contained in his famous work, Seoyukyyeonmun, "Western Learning". Yu Kil-chun studied at Keio-kijuku in Japan (Univ. of Keio) from 1881 to 1882, and in 1895, he published Seoyukyyeonmun with support from Fukuzawa Yukichi. It is therefore assumed that Fukuzawa Yukichi's educational ideas of Enlightenment naturally influenced Yu Kil-chun's ideas that are found in Seoyukyyeonmun. This research makes three arguments regarding Yu Kil-chun's educational ideas that are discussed in Seoyukyyeonmun. First, Yu Kil-chun's views on history were based on social evolution theory. He tried to realize Choson modernization in Choson through the methodology of this theory. Second, Yu Kil-chun's views on human rights and the nation follow Enlightenment ideals that emphasized freedom of the individual and the sovereignty of the nation. Third, Yu Kil-chun's educational ideas were based on concepts of Western Enlightenment philosophy.