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The aspects of the Successor-Releasement(罷繼) during the Late Joseon and Family Succession through the Ancient Documents of Gyeongju Jeong Family

Ko, Min-Jung 1

1강원대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research investigated the succession process and the aspects of the Successor-Releasement by analyzing the ancient documents of Gyeogju Jeong family in order to consider family succession during the late Joseon. By escaping from the viewpoint so far that Ibhoo was success in family succession, this research intended to view the problem of succession that might occur after Ibhoo. Gyeongju Jeong family resided in Gyeonggi-do Anseong, as the descendants of eldest sons of Yanggyeonggong Jeong heegye. To see the aspects of family succession of this family, basically their succession was done by the eldest son, however, if there was no eldest son, family succession was mostly done by Ibhoo. Such conflict in the family due to the Successor-Releasement occurred due to Jeong Haengmuk’s descendant, which was developed through 3 stages. First was, a conflict by Jeong Ikhwan, who didn’t accept the idea of Pagye of him as the successor determined by the clan due to his personality and qualification. Second was, due to Jeong Ikhwan’s son, Jeong Panseok, who didn’t accept Pagye again and insisting that he was the successor of Jeong Heegye. Third was, Jeong Ikhwan’s physical exertion, such as extortion of Sapan, etc., disobeying official Pagye of Jeong Ikhwan. This way, when the conflict surrounding family succession right between the successor and the clan began, it took quite a long time, self-adjustment was not possible, eventually, such conflicts were compulsively settled by the intervention of the nation. Also, such Pagye determined by the clan nevertheless such conflict was to operate the family by selecting more suitable successors. That is, it was an output created by the change of the main agents within the clan who determined the successors, matter of qualification and personality of the existing successors, and appearance of new candidates, etc.

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