[KS] Is the C14th Korean <Senyeon-ga> text extant?

Sem sem_ver at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 6 03:23:02 EDT 2015

Dear Andrew,
Apparently yes. According to the Seoul N'l University library catalogue, there is a 1488 edition of the Yoktae senyon-ga that should also include this work by Kwon Che (apparently Kwon To was renamed thus because a king had the same character in his name so he had to change...). To distinguish the work from the Chinese one that inspired it, it is apparently also referred to also as the Tongguk senyon-ga. See here for the information:http://snu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?prefLang=ko_KR&fn=search&ct=search&pcAvailabiltyMode=false&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=all&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=82SNU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=%EC%84%B8%EB%85%84%EA%B0%80&scp.scps=scope%3A%2882SNU_SSPACE%29%2Cscope%3A%2882SNU_INST%29%2Cscope%3A%2882SNU_COURSE%29%2Cprimo_central_multiple_fe
If you like, I can send you the article by Chin Chaegyo that is listed among the search results, and which seems to contain all necessary information on this work.hope this helps!
Sem VermeerschAssociate Prof., Dept. of Religious Studies
Director,  Int'l Center for Korean Studies

Seoul National University

1 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742

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From: zatouichi at gmail.com
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 23:25:56 +0900
To: koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com
Subject: [KS] Is the C14th Korean <Senyeon-ga> text extant?

Dear all,

Could anyone knowledgeable on early Joseon literature, confirm for me if the history-poem Se'nyeon-ga ÊÀÄê¸è by Gwon Do (™àµ¸), son of Gwon Geun (ê–´å ™à½ü 1352-1409) is extant or not?

As far as I have found, there are only two references to it in the Sejong Sillok, one of which quotes just one line of it. The DB of Korean Classics meanwhile seems only to have a preface. So I have been working on the assumption that it is a lost text. For reference, these are the Sillok extracts (in reverse order) with an explanation I'd drafted.

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According to an earlier Sillok entry of the same year, this refers to an augmented version of the Lidai-shinian-ge (šv´úÊÀÄê¸è) by Song historian Zeng Xianzhi (ÔøÏÈÖ® - compiler of ¡º¹Å½ñšv´úÊ®°ËÊ·ÂÔ¡» 1297) focused on Chinese history. The Sillok entry records that Zeng's work was first annotated by Yun Hoe (Òü»´ 1380-1436), and appended with verses covering the Yuan period by Linjiang Zhang Meihe (ÅR½­ ˆÃÀºÍ) before Yijo-panseo Gwon Do (Àô²ÜÅЕø ™àµ¸) was ordered to compile and annotate a Korean history section which starts from 'the dawn of civilization' (é_êV).

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However, now I discover last summer I took photos from a book of a text claiming to be Gwon Do's Senyeon-ga ÊÀÄê¸è - attached here. Problem is, I cannot remember what book this was! If it's not otherwise attested, I guess this cannot be authentic.
Grateful for any insights.
sincerelyAndrew Logie(Helsinki) 		 	   		  
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