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As the first German Missionary Benedictine arrived Korea in 1909, their main purpose was the education of catholic teachers. Since then the field of education expanded to kindergarten, elementary school, handcraft and trade school, theological seminary, and women’s education. The article questions in the context of the postcolonial studies on the topic of knowledge, power and colonialism, how the German Benedic- tines contributed to build colonial modernity in Korea. Furthermore, it casts questions regarding the relationship between Germans and Koreans in the process of knowledge production and intermediation on the one hand, and the role of knowledge in the relationship between colonized Korean and Japanese colonizer on the other hand. The thesis of this article is that the Germans coming from their own monastery tradition had a notion of cultural supremacy, without losing their respect for the Korean tradition. The relationship of the Missionary to the colonizer is more complex and multilayed in their praxis shifting between coopera- tion and distance.