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Compilation of publications on state justification and change of interpretation on Musin Revolt in King Yeongjo’s reign period

  • The Review of Korean History
  • 2014, (116), pp.71-104
  • Publisher : The Historical Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > History

Huh Taeyong 1

1한국과학기술원

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ABSTRACT

Having been connected with the Iminoksa(壬寅獄事), King Yeongjo had to find some political ways to show off and consolidate his status as an unique successor of Joseon dynasty from the time of his enthronement. he persevered in his efforts to compromise the political justification of Noron with that of Soron by implantation Tangpyeong group figures of both political parties. Even after the Musin Revolt that had been broken to deny his legitimacy in 1728, he did not give up his efforts, and began to compile some publications on state justification such as Gamnannok, Eojedaehun, Cheonuisogam in consecutive order which made by compromising the political justification of Noron with that of Soron. But it is necessary to focus on the change of interpretation on the Musin Revolt. In Gamnannok which compiled right after suppression of the Musin Revolt, Noron was regarded as guilty as Soron in that some figures of Noron such as Seodeoksu provided reason of the Iminoksa by attempt to commit treason against King Gyeongjong. In Eojedaehun which compiled in 1741, Noron took sentence of acquittal except five figures, because the Iminoksa was regarded as falsity to increase the legitimacy of King Yeongjo. Only five figures of Noron remained in the list of criminal to provide Soron with the minimum political excuse to participate in his administration. Cheonuisogam, which compiled right after suppression of the Eulhaeoksa(乙亥獄事) in 1755, imputed the whole responsibility of the Musin Revolt to Soron, because the Eulhaeoksa revealed that many figures of Soron still did not admit the legitimacy of King Yeongjo. In sum, change of interpretation on Musin Revolt reflected change of political situation of King Yeongjo’s reign period.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.