Yun Hyu

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Yun Hyu
Hangul 윤휴
Hanja 尹鑴
Revised Romanization yun hyu
McCune–Reischauer yun hyu
Pen name
Hangul 백호, 하헌, 야보
Hanja 白湖, 夏軒, 冶父
Revised Romanization Baegho, Haheon, Yabo
McCune–Reischauer Baekho, Hahŏn, Yabo
Courtesy name
Hangul 두괴, 희중
Hanja 斗魁, 希仲
Revised Romanization Du'goe, Huijung
McCune–Reischauer Tukoe, Hŭijung
Posthumous name
Hangul 문간
Hanja 文簡
Revised Romanization Mungan
McCune–Reischauer Munkan

Yun Hyu (윤휴; 尹鑴, 1617 – 1680) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty politician and Neo-Confucian scholar, poet. Yun was the political leader of the Southern (Nam-in) faction of the Joseon Dynasty. His courtesy name was Baegho[1] and Haheon, Yahbo.

He was nominated to be a Jipyeong (持平, 지평) as a Yebinshijeong (禮賓寺正, 예빈시정) and had served in various other posts, before he left politics to absorb himself in scholarly pursuits.

In 1660 he became a leading figure in the controversy regarding the mourning rituals over King Hyojong.[2] In 1674 he became involved again in a second round of the controversy, this time over the death of Queen Inseon. In 1680 he was ordered to commit suicide by King Sukjong after a long public debate with Song Siyeol.[3] In 1680 Yun Hyu was expelled and exiled to Gapsan (甲山, 갑산) and that year sentenced to death and executed.


  • Baekhojeonseo (백호전서, 白湖全書)
  • Baekhodokseogi (백호독서기, 白湖讀書記)
  • Juryeseol (주례설, 周禮說)
  • Hongbeomseol (홍범설, 洪範說)
  • Jungyongdaehakhuseol (중용대학후설, 中庸大學後說)
  • Jungyongseol (중용설, 中庸說)
  • Baekhojip (백호집, 白湖集)

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  1. ^ Lankov, Andrei (1990). "Controversy over Ritual in 17th Century Korea". Seoul Journal of Korean Studies. 3: 49–64. 
  2. ^ Lankov, Andrei. : 53.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Miura, Kumio (1985). "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Seventeenth-Century Korea: Song Siyol and Yun Hyu". In de Bary, Wm. Theodore. The Rise of Neo-Confucianism in Korea. NY: Columbia University Press. pp. 411–444 [436]. 

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