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A Stydy on the Spread of the <Hunminga(訓民歌)> and Its Significance

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2008, (21), pp.319-343
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Jae Nam Choi 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this Article is to check the process of the spread of the <Hunminga(訓民歌)> and to explain its significance. The <Hunminga> was composed by Jeongcheol(鄭澈, 1536∼1593) in his provincial governor of Kangwondo at 1580. After this work was produced, the standing of his family and the Party of Seoin·Noron(西人 · 老論) took much pains to spread this work. A tendency of this constant efforts is to redress a grievance being divested of a government office and court rank. The <Hunminga> is composed of 16 poems or 18 poems. Every work is discoursed as smooth as possible. Author or speaker, Reader or addressee whoever is considered very carefully. So this didactic plot is to be prepared to the emotional sympathy based on collective experience. So we are familiar to read and song this work. And we are going to receive the author of the <Hunminga> as a well-wisher as possible. I make manifest several view points as following. First, every literary work is to be understood in historical context not only its day but also the future generation. The gap of this understanding is filled up through exact reading and objective research. Second, When we read and appreciate every literary work cheerfully, we are able to understand the author of every literary work as good as possible. And third, A compared study between the personality of author and the usefulness of every literary work is to be continued in the Siga research.

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