S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.40 (2007)
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.40, pp. 1-26
- The subject of this essay is women"s Haengjang and Yusa(遺事) written by their husbands in Joseon Dynasty. Haengjang, records of a dead person"s life, has been devaluated compared with Myojimyong(墓誌銘) or Jemun(祭文), because it has been regarded as less important than Myojimyong or Jemun as literary writing.
The object of this essay is to reconsider the value of women"s Haengjang written by their husbands. Of course, women"s Haengjang written by their husbands is attribute of normative writing that expresses her as an ideal women. However, it is also attribute of giving more various informations about wives" daily lives in traditional society compared with Myojimyong, and sometimes expressing husbands" real feeling on their wives. Key Words : wife, Haengjang(行狀), Yusa(遺事), Myojimyong(墓誌銘) * Lecturer, Faculty of Liberal Education, Seoul National University