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Review of the Family Register of an Aristocratic Family in Daegu - Focusing on Domicile Change and Family Structure -

  • The Review of Korean History
  • 2010, (98), pp.231-272
  • Publisher : The Historical Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > History

Jinyoung Jung 1

1안동대학교

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ABSTRACT

Family registers were used by the country to identify its revenue sources in different regions and provinces. The people, however, did not just sit still and accept the situation as the central government wished to. They responded, in diverse manners, to the attempt of the government to impose and collect taxes. This paper reviewed the family register of an aristocratic family whose surname was Choi. The record shows that the Choi family had frequent change of domicile and an extended family structure. The frequent change of addresses might have been a unique feature that applied to the Choi family, but an extended family structure was very common in aristocratic families at that time. More often than not, change of domicile occurred not in reality but in family registers. In the case of complex extended family structures, siblings' families and collateral families did not live under the same roof with the family of the head of the household. Living in separate residences, these families had independent economic foundation with a number of servants and fields and paddies. Therefore, they were not economically dependent on the family of the head of the household. This kind of arrangement constitutes a piece of evidence which shows that households were organized in response to the effort of the government to impose and collect taxes.

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