Concept

Seoak Seowon

Summary
The Seoak Seowon is a seowon located in the neighborhood of Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Seowon was a type of local academy during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It was established by local Confucian scholars especially Yi Jeong (李楨 1578 - 1607) in 1651, the second year of King Hyojong's reign, to commemorate the virtue and scholarly achievements of scholar Seol Chong, and Choe Chi-won and General Kim Yu-sin. The enshrined people played important roles in the unification of Three Kingdoms of Korea into the Silla kingdom. See also *Oksan Seowon, Gyeongju *Korean Confucianism
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