Timo Schmitz: “Philosophical Principle and Historical Context of the Juche Idea” (2015) [PDF]

In Part 12 of my series “Individualism between Moral and Virtues, Government and Religion”, I want to introduce the key concepts and the historical background of Juche Idea, the state doctrine of the DPRK. The article became that long that I decided to make two parts on it. While this part introduces the philosophy and its history, in the next part I want to do criticism and comparision on the basis of the terms of my philosophy.

 

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Timo Schmitz: Individualism between Moral and Virtues, Government and Religion, Part 12: Philosophical Principle and Historical Context of the Juche Idea (2015)

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Timo Schmitz: “An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 8: Religious matters and problems throughout the history” (2015) [PDF]

Part 8 reflects the history mainly on a perspective of religious matters. Who stood in competition with whom? Which dynasty supported which religion? The article starts with the introduction of Buddhism in Tibet in the 640s, describes the relation between Buddhism and Bön at that time, continues with describing the founding of the new transmission schools and the resulting problems throughout the history until the 1940s.

 

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Timo Schmitz: “An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 8” (PDF)