Yi Suhyeong

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Yi Suhyeong
Hangul 이수형
Revised Romanization I Suhyeong
McCune–Reischauer Yi Suhyŏng
Pen name
Hangul 도촌, 공북헌
Hanja ,
Revised Romanization Dochon, Gongbukheon
McCune–Reischauer Toch'on, Kongbukhŏn
Courtesy name
Hangul 영보
Revised Romanization Yeongbo
McCune–Reischauer Yŏngbo

Yi Suhyeong(1435–1528) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty's politician and Confucian scholar, writer, and poet. His pen-names were Dochon and Gongbukheon. After Sejo of Joseon usurped the throne and the loss of his nephew, he left politics and secluded himself away from society.


He studied at Kim Dam's school, and later married one of his teacher Kim Dam's eldest daughters.[1] In 1450, he held an ancestral government position at 17 years old. He was succeeded by sungyorang(선교랑), junsaengseoryung(전생서령), Busajik(부사직).

In 1455, Sejo of Joseon usurped the throne of his nephew, Danjong of Joseon. Angered, Yi Suhyeong left government service and retired to a hermitage in the mountains.[2]

In 1457, after Danjong's assassination, he mourned for 3 years for his nephew. Missing his nephew, as he had since Danjong's death, he cut himself off completely from all human contact,[3] for the next 70 years.

work books[edit]

  • Dochonsunsaengsilgi(도촌선생실기, 桃村先生實紀)
  • Gwaedangangwangrok(괴단감광록, 槐壇曠感錄)

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site web[edit]



  • Yi Ga-won, Yijomyunginyuljeon(이조명인열전), Eulyumunhwasa, 1965