1x short answer question, 50-100words (reading excerpts provided). The answer needs to be in a paragraph structure (no dot points) andnot be a copy-paste of the reading excerpts. Thanks in advance!
Q. According to Chung, how did Yi Hang-no and Yu In-sok view the differences between their own beliefs and Western studies/culture?
The challenge of the West meant fundamentally for Yi Hang-no and his followers a severe attack against their basic metaphysics, which had assumed an absolute and primary status for principle. For them there was only one principle behind the myriad things, and no other entity could stand against it as a rival. Once this basic world view was challenged by a rival system of meaning, everything would fall apart and the latter would gain ascendancy over the former. Therefore, it was with more fervor and defensiveness than before that these men maintained that only principle could lead, and material force must follow it. For them this was an immutable natural order. Logically then, it can be presumed that Yi Hang-no and his followers might even have thought that things Western could serve as instrumental functions in preserving Eastern culture, so long as they did not destroy the natural order of ranking and status but remained complementarily in their subordinate status.