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A Study on the Characteristics of Uepji(town chronicles)of Jangheung in the Chosun Dynasty

Hyeonju Ahn 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

As a pioneer study to figure out the compilation of Uepji(town chronicles) of Chunnam region in the Chosun Dynasty, it is analyzed the Uepji of Jangheung. It could help systemize the study of the compilation of Uepji about other town in Chunnam region. Through the examination of exisisting Uepji of Jangheung and actual reviewing of books, characteristics of them were explored systematically. As the result, there were 10 kinds of Uepji which were compiled from the period of King Youngjo to 1910. The system of Uepji was based upon “the new version of Dongkukyeochiseungram" and was added up new items. Characteristics of Uepji of Jangheung are : 1) There were 3 titles of Uepji which were described by focusing on each county(坊), specially ‘Inmul(personage)' shows their strong community spirit and enlightening by neo-Confucianism. 2) There were 2 titles of Uepji which were described by focusing on the military, we can understand the importance of military and circumstantial intelligence. 3) There were 4 titles of Uepji which were compiled by government, they reflect the spirit of age. Also the result of comparison with other town chronicles like "Hamju-Chi", "Kimhae-Uepji", it shows Jangheung was the one of major military town.

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