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A Study on the Principle of the Arrangementof Kim Su-jang's own Sijo through the Concept of Family Similarity

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2021, (43), pp.219-250
  • DOI : 10.52723/JKL.43.219
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : March 31, 2021
  • Accepted : May 10, 2021
  • Published : May 31, 2021

Lee Hye Gyoung 1

1계명대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This research confirmed that there are works collected in Gajip, mainly with the focus on saseol-si-jo among the types of si-jo in Haedong-ga-yo(海東歌謠) of the 18th century composed by No Ga-jae(老歌齋) Kim Su-jang (金壽長, 1690∼?), and that the principle of arrangement in those works can be clarified, based on 'Family Resemblance' becoming the key concept of the second philosophy of Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations. In the case of Saseol-sijo composed by Kim Su-jang and collected in Haedong-ga-yo, it's works appear to be arranged irregularly without certain criteria of subject matter or topic, at a first glance. Yet, the method of arrangement based on similar subject matter or association is interpreted from the same framework as the edition format that keeps regular relations according to similarity in the contexts of work arrangement. To put it in another way, the role of arrangement is to clarify a certain object, in association with overlapping similarity found in subject matter of each work. The facts that this research paper discovered correspond to the concept, 'Family Resemblance', that Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein had established. The daily world of Gagaek Kim Su-jang in the late period of the Joseon Dynasty was expressed into the work world. The description about a work reflected the epochal fact and his experiences as Gagaek. Thus, it was found that his first work was grouped and arranged into similar subject matters in association with 'pungryu,' and subsequently, the regularity of edition format of his work was classified and categorized into eight subject matters, 'Grief', 'Confucian World View', 'Daily Life of Kim Su-jang', 'Gravy Training', 'Character', 'Fiction', 'Pleasure'. It was also identified that the boundary between similar and different subject matters in the context of the work was not clearly drawn, with the pattern overlapped by similar contextual words. The conclusions can be drawn that Gagaek Kim Su-jang created saseol-sijo for the purpose of pursuing pleasure in a play space, according to the yeonghaeng law, and that he applied the concept of play into his work edition format to establish the regularity of the arrangement of similarity-based work, not the arrangement of sharp boundary classification-based work. Through it, the theory of 'Family Resemblance' of Wittgenstein would be considered. This paper, finally, got to investigate Kim Su-jang's tendency as a compiler and editor of Gajip, providing the momentum to shed a new light on the position of Gagaek Kim Su-jang, in a history of sijo during the late period of the Joseon Dynasty.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.