S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.36 (2005)
19세기 초 평안도 사회문제에 대한 지방민과 중앙관리의 인식과 정책
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.36, pp. 125-156
- Early nineteenth century social perspectives of the Pyeongan Province
from both local and center were studied through examination of key figures.
Commoner intellectuals of Pyeongan Province like Hong Kyeongnae initially
relied on a populist vision grounded in early Confucianism and a mysticism
which taught that a superman-like hero would save the world. Members of
the ruling class like Paek Siwon tried to make their interests felt in the
central government. The most capable statesman at the time Kim Josun's
primary interest was in stabilizing the region by protecting the power elites
and focusing their energies towards the center. Jeong Manseok was the
Governor of Pyeongan Province during and after the Hong Kyeongnae Rebellion.
Although his ability and efforts reaped important results, his policies were
suppressed by the power holders and government officials because they had
the potential to contradict the center’s own visions.
The most powerful statesman and the Pyeongan elite agreed to grant
Pyeongan Provice residents more seats in the central government. Its
organizational framework was the most conservative in that it presupposed
upholding the established social system.