S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.50 (2010)
영조대 儀禮 정비와『國朝續五禮儀』편찬
Modification of Rituals and Compilation of Gukjo sogoryeui in the Period of King Yeongjo
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.50, pp. 201-228
- ‘Eui- ju', the procedures of rituals included in Oryeseo of Joseon Dynasty, was
granted the legal status of effectiveness equivalent to the laws and regulations of
If you read the records of discussions regarding the enforcement of several rituals
conducted as one of the ‘Orye' in the royal family of Joseon, you can see the fact
that it contains either macro or micro discussion that has to be analyzed from a
precise view as if you would examine each of the discussions as interpreting ‘law',
Al so, it can be found that those discussions include not only the directivity which the time or society pursued but the progress of statecraft of that time as well.
Studies on various rituals conducted on the royal family of Joseon Dynasty lead
us to understand the frame of manners to figure out the ritual behavior of the
people grounded on standardized behavior acquired through ‘standardization' and
‘repetition' and also the society that they belong to.
Moreover, since certain rituals established by the context of each era are not
unrelated with the social or historical changes of that time but can be indexes
reflecting the changes reliably, they let us know of the particular changes or
meanings of the society.
Gukjo sogoryeui, a crucial Oryeseo in the period of King Yeongjo，well reflects
his view of ‘rituals'. Because the compilation purpose, organization, and contents of Gukjo sogoryeui，include the codes and direction of ritual modification which King Yeongjo pursued then in detail, understanding its significance is directly connected to the interpretation of the progress of government administration in the period of King Jeongjo.
Thereupon, this article has analyzed Gukjo sogoryeui an Oryeseo compiled in the
period of King Yeongjo, and diagnosed the progress of ritual modification of that