Gim Jangsaeng

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Gim Jangsaeng
Korea-Portrait of Kim Jangsaeng.jpg
Korean name
Hangul 김장생
Revised Romanization Gim Jangsaeng
McCune–Reischauer Kim Changsaeng
Pen name
Hangul 사계
Revised Romanization Sagye
McCune–Reischauer Sagye
Courtesy name
Hangul 희원, 희지
Hanja ,
Revised Romanization Huiwon, Huiji
McCune–Reischauer Hŭiwŏn, Huiji
Posthumous name
Hangul 문원
Revised Romanization Munwon
McCune–Reischauer Munwŏn
Clan Origin
Hangul 광산
Revised Romanization Gwangsan
McCune–Reischauer Kwangsan

Gim Jangsaeng (July 8, 1548 - August 3, 1631)[1] was a Neo-Confucian scholar, politician, educator, and writer of Korea's Joseon period.[2] He was the son of Kim Gye-hui (김계휘, 金繼輝), who was the Censor-General during the reign of King Seonjo and his mother was from the Pyeongsan Shin clan (평산신씨, 平山申氏), the daughter of Shin Yeong (신영, 申瑛). He's one of the famous members of the Gwangsan Kim clan and he was put in the Confucian shrine where he was honored as a Munmyo Bae-hyang (문묘배향) sage-scholar.[3] Thus, he became one of the 18 sages of Korea (동방 18 현).

He was successor to the Neo-Confucian academic tradition of Yulgok Yi I (이이) and Seong Hon (성혼).

Letter of Gim Jangsaeng

Gim Jangsaeng was the father of Kim Jip, an eminent Neo-Confucian scholar of the Joseon dynasty, and great grandfather of Kim Manjung, the author of Guunmong (The Cloud Dream of the Nine) and Sasinam jungi.

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  1. ^ Joseon Annals, August 9, 1631. No. 2
  2. ^ Jae-eun Kang The Land of Scholars: Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism 2006 "A pioneer of the study on family rites based on the doctrines of Zhu Xi in Joseon was Gim Jangsaeng (金長生, pen name is Sagye 沙溪, 1548-1631), who wrote Garye jimnam (家禮輯覽, Exposition of Family Rites) and belonged to the Giho ..."
  3. ^ Joseon Annals, February 29, 1717. No. 1

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