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A Study on the Background and Themes of <Ilminga> : Focused upon 『Ji-am Diary』

Park Yeongmin 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

Yoon I-hu's ‘Ilminga(逸民歌)’ is Ganghogasa(江湖歌辭), which is included in ‘Ji-am Diary(支庵日記)’, the author's handwriting diary. This work has neither received much attention from the academia for being a son of Yun Seon-do and a father of Yun Du-seo; nor been a subject for debate, even though in his diary, there were clues to presume the ‘Ilminga’s background and intention. The purpose of this study was to review the background and intentions in the ‘lminga’ creation in aspect of ‘Ji-am Diary’; and then analyzed the theme of ‘Ilminga’; and discussed its meaning. A member of Namin(南人), Yoon I-hu, who had underwent severe political ups and downs, created ‘Ilminga’, a song of his memories and poetic spirit in a island, Jukdo(竹島) letting him forget the world, create, recite and sing a poem and a song. In the first part of “述玉泉田家之樂”, he reminisced about why he immersed himself into Jukdo, building up a thatched cottage. In the latter half of “說竹島江湖之勝”, he seems to have tried to be a retired scholar just appreciating the Jukdo's nature as a Gaeoong(假漁翁) and forgetting the world. On the basis of the analysis, this work may be called ‘Ilmin's song’ containing his own conflict and anguish over the society where he had escaped due to the oppressive political reality in those days. While living in the nature of Jukdo, leaving the unclear reality, he revealed the consciousness of former Sadaebu(士大夫) and was not able to stop worrying about himself and the society, and the results show that his work has the self-explanatory characteristics saying why he chose such a life. The results also suggested that it is a work that provided the formal foundation of a kind of “Chodanggasa”, which had been actively created since the 18th century, preserving the former Sadaebu's consciousness and strengthening the self-explanatory characteristics.

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