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Choi Nam-seon’s perception of Dangun in Sonyun -Focused on Adoption of Dangungyo‘s Perception of Dangun in Sonyun-

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2023, (47), pp.161-196
  • DOI : 10.52723/JKL.47.161
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : March 31, 2023
  • Accepted : May 10, 2023
  • Published : May 31, 2023

Park Seong Hae 1

1한밭대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the changes in the terms used to refer to Dangun in the text ‘Sonyun’. The analysis of this paper reveals that Choi Nam-seon adopted Dangungyo’s perception of Dangun. In Sonyun, Choi Nam-seon consciously distinguished “the spirit of Daehwangjo”, the founder and god of all things, from the actual figure Daehwangjo, who descended onto Taebaek Mountain. In addition, the emphasis on “Joseon” as the name of the nation and the implementation of a national narrative akin to a religious narrative are also examples of the writer’s adoption of the Dangungyo perception of Dangun. The findings of this paper regarding Choi Nam-sun’s perception of Dangun as revealed in Sonyun are important in that they confirm that the different terms used for Dangun in Sonyun are the result of Choi Nam-sun’s adoption of the Dangungyo perception of Dangun. This analysis is also meaningful in that it reveals that the universality of Choi Nam-seon’s Dangun theory was inherent to his early Dangun perception.

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