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Voice from the NorthResurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)$
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Sun Joo Kim

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804783811

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.001.0001

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Capturing History through a Person

Capturing History through a Person

(p.1) Introduction Capturing History through a Person
Voice from the North

Sun Joo Kim

Stanford University Press

This chapter lays out the main themes, methodologies, sources, and aims of the book. Yi Sihang was chosen for this study because he was sensitive to regional issues and his writings are early expressions of northerners' long struggle to overcome regional discrimination. Sihang was an advocate in addressing regional issues and promoting the social and political standing of his fellows from P'yŏngan Province and an incisive historian who engaged in inventing and enshrining regional culture and tradition. A biographical format is particularly useful because we can place Yi Sihang at the center of the historical stage while describing, analyzing, and reconstructing the world around him through his own life story. A micro-historic approach lets us trace the “trivial” life events that Sihang participated in, engineered, or observed. Through a micro-historic investigation of a single person, this book explores the cultural and social landscapes that shaped Sihang's identity.

Keywords:   regional subjectivity, biography, commemorative culture, microhistory, marginalized elite, factional politics, yangban identity, marginal sources

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