Sadaejuui (Hangul: 사대주의, , ) is a Korean term derived from Chinese philosopher, Mencius which literally means "dealing with the great" or "to serve the great.
is a foreign policy or an ideology of small country which conveys the goodwill or homage by dispatching envoys to the bigger country.
The perception of Sadaejuui in Korea was found in the 16th century, the era of King Jungjong in Joseon Dynasty, which was toward the Ming dynasty of China. It made every effort to maintain a friendly relationship with Peking during Joseon Dynasty.
The origin Sadae (事大) comes from the word 以小事大 in Mencius
's (孟子) book, which means Serve the great with the small
or A small kingdom, to accommodate a large