What we called “confucian sociology” is the sociology for confucian society where
the confucian ideology and thoughts have still great influences on the depths of society.
Confucian sociology is established to understand the confucian society of Korea, and it
is expected to be a passage of communication between east-asian sociology based on
eastern thoughts and world sociology which is presently led by western sociology. In
addition, confucian sociology will become a useful social theory to suggest the vision
and hope of confucian culture to the postmodern society which the cultural aspect
becomes more dominant. For such reasons, I try to construct the confucian theory of
social stratification and social change through the Li-ki theory of Neo confucianism and
Yin-yang theory of Book of change. Finally, this paper is attempt to suggest the
postmodern implications of confucian sociology for the sake of overcoming the
limitations of modern korean society.