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Promoting Cultural Tourism Through Local Literature in the Joseon Dynasty-The Case of Wando Island, South Jeolla Province

Kim Se Ho 1

1성균관대학교 대동문화연구원

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ABSTRACT

This paper proposes cultural tourism contents usage plan through systematic literary research of Wando Island, South Jeolla Province. Wando County contains many cultural tourist attractions including the Dadohaehaesang National Park, however the majority of locations are developed during modern times. Much of Wando’s cultural history can be inferred within Joseon Dynasty literature. Accordingly, this paper has, through the analysis of the local literature of the Joseon Dynasty, attempted to discover new cultural tourism contents of Wando. The results are summarized into three broad categories. First, there are many Buddhist historical sites remaining in Wando such as Sangwang-bong and Gwan-eum-am. Secondly, Wando served as a representative private mountain that produced Yellow-hearted Pine. Currently, the pine groves of Wando have disappeared, and it is necessary to restore the habitat. Third, Kyu-young Jeong’s Wando Journey is a series of poems recited of a Wando Journey. Through the analysis of the poem, it is possible to restore the famous locations of Wando and utilize them as cultural tourism contents. In the Joseon Dynasty, Wando County was classified as an Island Region, and was mainly recognized as an exile; and the Gongdo Policy led to a view that historical records were lacking. However, it has been revealed through literary analysis that there were many scenic spots that attracted the attention of the Joseon Dynasty, and it has been confirmed that there is potential to utilize this as cultural tourism contents. The above is just the specific example of Wando, but the success or failure depends on how data is processed and utilized wherever that may be in the country. This is based on long historical facts and is meaningful because it can reveal the regional characteristics of the natural environment.

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