S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.69-72(2015)
17세기말 향촌 사대부의 생활과 여행: 海南尹氏 尹爾厚의『支菴日記』를 중심으로
Life and travel of scholar-official in country society during the late 17th century of Joseon Dynasty
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.71, pp. 145-176
- 향촌사대부 ; 여행 ; 해남윤씨 ; 윤이후 ; 지암일기 ; 유배인 ; scholar-official in country society ; travel ; Haenam Yun Family ; Yun ihu ; Jiam’s Diary ; exile
- This essay microscopically studies the country life of scholar-official in Joseon dynasty, based on the tour records in 『Jiams Diary』 which Yun ihu wrote. He resigned from present governor of Hampyeong and returned to his hometown, Yeongam in 1692. He lived in the country for about 8 year till his death. In that period, he took a journey 111 times for 755 days. In other words, he went on a tour 14.8 times for 100 days every year.
While he took a journey mainly for Confucian rituals, preservation of tomb-mountain, and family matters such as economic activity, human network and recreation activities such as visiting acquaintances, leisure, and sight seeing were latterly activated. The active economic activity is especially noticeable, like a frequent journey to Juk Island and Sokgum Island for dam and reclamation project. The journey for visiting acquaintances is concentrated in visiting exiles. It is based on the geographical characteristics of Haenam and the political coloring of Haenam Yun family. For sight seeing and leisure, he mostly took a trip to temples around Haenam, Gangjin, and Yeongam, and it was usually accompanied by relatives, and followed by family gathering. Thus, the recreation trip performed a role of strengthening family bond.
What was stated above shows dynamic aspect, which is very different from still life that is associated with old-retired scholar-official. Therefore, this contributes a lot understanding the real life of scholar-official in Joseon Dynasty.