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The Jeonju Omokdae Banquet in 1380 and the fabrication of Yi Seonggye’s Hometown

  • The Review of Korean History
  • 2022, (145), pp.119-150
  • Publisher : The Historical Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > History
  • Received : November 9, 2021
  • Accepted : December 9, 2021
  • Published : March 30, 2022

Inuk Heo 1

1한남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The Yi Seong-gye has lived as Goryeo people since the 5th year of King Gongmin. Lee Seong-gye established many majors in Goryeo based on his strong military power, but he was alienated from entering the central political world because he was from Dongbuk-myeon. Yi Seong-gye emphasized that it was not much different from Goryeo’s noblemen, such as studying confucianism to overcome this advantage and passing Yi Bang-won in the civil service literary examination. Nevertheless, it was not easy to overcome the fact that he was from Dongbuk-myeon. When the political need to form an identity as a Goryeo person, not a person of Dongbuk-myeon, was required, Yi Seong-gye used a method of diluting Jeonju, where his ancestors lived, by recognizing it as an incense or hometown. Through this, we tried to break away from hybrid identity. This was triggered by a meeting with Jeonju Yi Clan, who had different branches at the Jeonju Omokdae banquet while returning home after the 6th year of King Woo’s reign. Yi Seong-gye used Bonggunho as a way to make Jeonju Lee his hometown. He connected his father, his brother Yi Won-gye, and himself to Jeonju. In the winter of 1387, Yi Saek was asked to express Yi Seong-gye’s father Yi Ja-chun’s memorial stone, and it was an effort to erase in advance the flaws that would act as a negative factor for him in his later political moves.

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