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An Analysis on the Foundation Background and Cited References of Miscellaneous Explanations of Seongho (星湖僿說)

SON KEYOUNG 1

1대구가톨릭대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research examined the composition background of Miscellaneous Explanations of Seongho(湖僿說), the representative work of Yi Ik(李瀷, pen name is Seongho 星湖, 1681-1763), then selected the 443 cited references in the book, and analyzed the features of them such as the scales and characteristics of reference, the proportion of Chinese books, the ratio of latest editions and the relative importance by subjects. After examining the ratio of Goryeo-Joseon and Chinese books among 443 references in Miscellaneous Explanations of Seongho, it was revealed that there were 23.3% of Goryeo-Joseon books and 76.7% of Chinese books cited. The investigation on the editorial period of the referred Chinese books showed that 70% and more were books of the Song and pre-Song period, whereas 22.7% were books of the Ming-Qing period. The analyzation of the proportions of the reference by subject showed that the subject fields with highest percentage appeared in the order of historical books, poetry and prose collections, Confucian classics, and novels and essays. And besides these subjects, he had been interested in various subjects: Miscellaneous Schools, Confucian School, geography, regulation of systems, painting and music, dictionary, biography, encyclopedia, and so on.

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