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Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Sun Joo Kim


This book intends to resurrect the forgotten historical memory of people, family, lineage, and region, while at the same time enriching the social history of late Chosŏn Korea, by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in the northwestern region, but an advocate of the history and culture of the region he came from and a literatus whose literary talent was recognized by his contemporaries. In the late Chosŏn period, people from northern provinces were the target of political and social discrimination by the central elite. Although they were al ... More

Keywords: Chosŏn Korea, Yi Sihang, northern region, regional discrimination, regional identity, microhistory, historical memory, biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804783811
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sun Joo Kim, author