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Voice from the north : resurrecting regional identity through the life and work of Yi Sihang (1672-1736) /
Sun Joo Kim.
imprint
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013, c2013
description
xiv, 242 p.
ISBN
0804783810 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780804783811 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013, c2013
isbn
0804783810 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804783811 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : capturing history through a person -- Remembering Yi Sihang, a local elite of significance -- Reciting life -- Defending regional elite identity and culture -- Invoking the memory of Kim Kyŏngsŏ -- Conclusion : practicing history.
catalogue key
8953157
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-234) and index.
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"Sun Joo Kim's fine new book opens a window on a subject rarely treated in English: regional discrimination against northerners in Korea during the Choson period, and the acute consciousness that historians in North Korea have about it today. Kim adds so much to our understanding of the distinctly Korean and regional heritage that rests at the foundation of this regime. She also teases out the 'amnesia' about the northern region on the part of historians of pre-modern Korea, which is both a traditional predilection and something reinforced by the division of the country. This widely-researched book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand Korea's pronounced history of regionalism."Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago, author of Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
"Sun Joo Kim issues a powerful challenge to the focus on the Seoul elite that dominates most academic discussions of Korea's history. Directing our scholarly glaze toward the neglected north, she invites us to rethink the relationship between the center and the periphery during the Choson dynasty."Donald Baker, University of British Columbia
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This title resurrects the forgotten historical memory of the poeple and region in late Choson Korea while also enrishing the social history of the country. Sun Joo Kim accomplishes this by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in Korea's northwestern region who was also a member of the literati.
Main Description
Voice from the North resurrects the forgotten historical memory of the people and region in late Choson Korea while also enriching the social history of the country. Sun Joo Kim accomplishes this by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in Korea's northwestern region who was also a member of the literati. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Yi Sihang left numerous writings on his region's history and culture, and on the political and social discrimination that he and others in his region faced from the central elite. This work explores a regional history and culture through the frames of microhistory and historical memory. Kim criticizes the historiographical problem of "otherizing" the northern region and fills a gap in Korean historiographythe lack of historical study of the northern region from a regional perspective, P'yongan Province in particular. The biographical format of this work engages readers in the investigation of a person's life within the changing world of his time and also creates a space where private and public intersect. Kim places Yi Sihang at the center of the historical stage while describing, analyzing, and reconstructing the world around him through his life story.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note on Conventionsp. xiii
Introduction: Capturing History through a Personp. 1
Remembering Yi Sihang, a Local Elite of Significancep. 15
Reciting Lifep. 55
Defending Regional Elite Identity and Culturep. 101
Invoking the Memory of Kim Kyongsop. 119
Conclusion: Practicing Historyp. 143
Yi Sihang's Friends and Associates from the Capitalp. 157
Yi Sihang's Career Historyp. 165
Glossary and Name Listp. 167
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 235
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