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A Study on the Newly Discovered Chinese Language Study Book 『Yiyuhuixuan譯語彙選』 in the late Joseon Dynasty

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2020, (58), pp.91-114
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2020..58.004
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Received : October 10, 2020
  • Accepted : November 20, 2020
  • Published : November 30, 2020

Kim Young 1

1선문대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study introduces the newly discovered Chinese language study book  Yiyuhuixuan譯語彙選 from the late Joseon Dynasty and examines its material characteristics. Yiyuhuixuan is 21cm wide and 31.3cm long. It is the old book of the late Kim Gwangju Kim family clan, currently owned by descendants. All 60 pages. Pages 1 through 16 are the contents of ‘Zhonghuazhengyin’, and pages 16 through 60 are transcribed with Yiyuliejie-bu譯語類解補. The part that is intensively considered in this paper is the content of “junghwajeongeum”. There are few conversational sentences, and proverbs and idioms dominate. Proverbs and idioms have some similarities with the contents of Huayincuoyao華音撮要 and Nineguixing你呢貴姓. The vocabulary is widely distributed, such as relatives, bodies, food, clothing, plants, and objects, and most of them consist of two to four words. There are new and overlapping vocabularies, and many overlapping vocabularies have been copied from the vocabulary of Yiyuleijie譯語類解. Currently, there are several types of Chinese conversation books in the late Joseon Dynasty with the same signature as “Zhonghuazhengyin”. However, this book is not a conversational Chinese book, but it contains proverbs and vocabulary so that you can study Chinese, so it seems that you used the signature “Zhonghuazhengyin”, which was used as a comprehensive and representative at the time. The newly introduced Yiyuhuixuan would be a material showing one aspect of learning Chinese language in the late Joseon Dynasty.

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