Exploring the Possibility of East Asian Futures Studies: Reinterpreting Dator through Zhuangzi

by SeongWon Park


This paper attempts to enrich the understanding of futures studies through a perspective from East Asia. More concretely, the paper analyzes the four images of the future (FIF) that make up the core method of Dator’s futures studies through the lens of Zhuangzi, which is one of the most highly regarded Classical texts in East Asia. Through this project, this paper explores the possibility of East Asian futures studies that tailors Dator’s futures method to East Asia or at least to Korea.

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