S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.40 (2007)
고려말 조선초 僑郡의 설치와 재편
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.40, pp. 179-210
- The term "Gyogun(僑郡)" refers to a Gun or Hyeon unit which has been relocated from its original position to a new location in a temporary fashion. The existence of units like Gyogun shows us that the running of Gun/Hyeon system at the time was based more upon the residents themselves than upon regional locations of certain units. During the ending days of the Koryeo dynasty, due to the invasion of the Japanese pirates, many of the Gun/Hyeon units, inside the islands located along the Southern and Western coastlines of the peninsula and also other coastal areas, were operated as Gyogun units.
In case of the Gyeongsang-do province, we can view the Gun/Hyeon units at Geoje-do and Namhae-do, and the Yangju(梁州) region which was located at the coastal area. They were relocated to the inner areas of the peninsula and operated as Gyogun units. In some cases they were merged with existing Gun/Hyeon units in the vicinity of their new locations. During the reign of King Sejong, all the Gyogun units were returned to their original location, and in the process most of the Sokhyeon(屬縣) units were dismantled.