Seong Hon

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Seong Hon
Hangul 성혼
Revised Romanization Seong Hon
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng Hon
Pen name
Hangul 우계, 묵암
Hanja ,
Revised Romanization Ugye, Mugam
McCune–Reischauer Ugye, Mukam
Courtesy name
Hangul 호원
Revised Romanization Howon
McCune–Reischauer Howŏn
Posthumous name
Hangul 문간
Revised Romanization Mungan
McCune–Reischauer Mun'gan

Seong Hon (1535 – 1598) was a Neo-Confucian scholar, politician, and educator of Korea's Joseon Dynasty. He was a close friend of the scholar Yi I (Yulgok) and an older contemporary of Yi Hwang (Toegye), leader of the country's "western faction" (seoin 서인, 西人) of the period.[1]

Seong Hon is often referred to by his stylized name of Ugye ("bull valley") and Mugam ("black stone"). He gained eminence not only as a scholar but as a revered politician and reformer, attaining the position of Fourth State Councillor/Vice Prime Minister (Jwachanseong 左贊成) in the Joseon State Council (uijeongbu).[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • "Ugye jip" (우계집, 牛溪集) (Works of Ugye)
  • "Jumun jigyeol" (주문지결, 朱門旨訣)
  • "Wihak jibang" (위학지방, 爲學之方)


He was the great-grandfather of Yun Jeung through his daughter, Lady Seong, who married Yun Hwang and produced a son, Yun Seon-geo, father of Yun Jeung.

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