Literary recognition of the Gongju area in the late Joseon Dynasty

Authors: DaeKwang Kwon*, Kongju National University, Ri Yu, Kongju National University, Korea
Topics: Cultural Geography, Asia
Keywords: Gongju, the late Joseon Dynasty, korea, literatural geography, place, memory
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM
Room: Virtual 17
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In the Joseon Dynasty, Gongju was the largest city in Chungcheong after the establishment of Chungcheong Gamyeong(Chungcheong provincial government) in the early 18th century. And Gongju district encompassed Nonsan, Daejeon, and Sejong area. In particular, Noseong-myeon in Nonsan and Daedeok in Daejeon were the places where there was a primarily political agenda in the late Joseon period, called Hoenishibi(Argument between Yun Jeung and Song Siyeol), and was the core of the middle area of Joseon's Sarim(Neo- Confucian elite).
The relationship with the Naepo Sijo(traditional korean poem), the Joonggo-Je(old form of Pansori), and Gongju's Gasa(traditional korean long poem), and the aspect as the birthplace of modern literature in the Chungcheong area, is related to the geographic character of Gongju.
Chinese poetry in the late Joseon Dynasty, which described the Gongsan-seong(Gongju castle) and Geumgang located in Gongju, represented Gongju's e geographical environment and Cultural features. It is observed in the poem of Seo Geojeong and Jeong Yak-yong. On the other hand, the human and geographic characteristics of Gongju observed in the status of Gongju as the center of the 19th century Pansori, the Joonggo-Je(old form of Pansori), in the traces of distribution of classical novels in Gongju, and Gyubang-gasa(women's long poetry) show the perception of Gongju area in the late Joseon Dynasty.

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