S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.61/64(2013)
조선의 일본학 성립- 원중거와 이덕무
The Establishment of Japanology in Joseon : Won Jung-geo and Lee Duk-mu
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.61, pp. 179-219
- 조선의 일본학; 문견총록; 원중거; 이덕무; 『화국지』; 『청령국지』; Japanology in Joseon; Hwagukji; Cheongnyeonggukji; Won Jung-geo; Lee Duk-mu
- This paper examined the historical process to establish Japanology in Joseon during the late 18th-century. Joseon had dispatched envoys to Japan since 17th century. As a result, Joseon was able to steadily accumulate academic knowledge about Japan. Munkyeonchongnok, the appendix added to Sahengilgi, is especially notable. The establishment of Japanology in the late Joseon period was closely related to Munkyeonchongnok’s tradition of writing. Indebted to this tradition of writing, Won Jung-geo was able to write Hwagukji, the first Japanological work in Joseon. Lee Duk-mu inherited Hwagukji’s outcome and completed another Japanological work titled Cheongnyeonggukji.