Wang Jha-ji

Wang Jha-ji (Korean왕자지; Hanja王字之; 1066 – March 30, 1122) was a Korean politician, general, musician and ambassador during the Goryeo dynasty period.[1] He fought deputies to general Yun Gwan and trained seventeen-thousand Jurchen soldiers from 1100 to 1108.

Wang Jha-ji
Born
Wang Jha-ji

1066
DiedMarch 30, 1122(1122-03-30) (aged 55–56)
Occupationpolitician, general and musician, Ambassadors of the Goryeo dynastys.
Spouse(s)Lady Kim Gyungju clean
Wang Jha-ji
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationWang Ja-ji
McCune–ReischauerWang Ja-ji
Courtesy name
Hangul
원장
Hanja
元長
Revised RomanizationWonjang
McCune–ReischauerWŏnjang
Posthumous name
Hangul
장순
Hanja
章順
Revised RomanizationChangsun
McCune–ReischauerJangsun

His first name was Sojung (소중, 紹中), posthumous name Jangsun (장순, 章順), courtesy name was Wonjang (원장, 元長).

LifeEdit

Wang Jha-ji was from Haeju in Hwanghaedo. His original family name was Bak, but his great-grandfather Bak Yu (박유) changed his surname from Bak to Wang..

Wang Jha-ji was from one country.[2] Later he helped his brother-in-law Wang Gukmo (왕국모, 王國髦) in a military coup and the killing of Lee Jaui (이자의 李資義).[3] He was appointed to Jeonjunggam.[2]

During the reign of King Sukjong he was appointed naesi (내시 內侍, "secretary").[3]). In 1108 he was appointed to Byeongmaban-gwan (병마판관, 兵馬判官) and entourage to General Yun Gwan.[3]

He successively filled various government posts, including Jeonjungsogam (전중소감 殿中少監), Yebinsigyeong (예빈시경 禮賓侍卿), Chumilwonjijusa (추밀원지주사 樞密院知奏事).[2]

In 1115 he was appointed to Ibusangseo and envoy to China's Song Dynasty.[2] Thereafter in 1117 he was Jwasangisangsi (좌산기상시 左散騎常侍) and Chumilwondongjisa (추밀원동지사 樞密院同知事). In 1122 he was Ibusangseo (이부상서 吏部尙書), Chamjijungsa (참지정사 參知政事) and Hobupansa (호부판사 戶部判事).[3] He died that year at age 56.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wang Ja-ji:britannica (in Korean)
  2. ^ a b c d Wang Ja-ji:Nate (in Korean)
  3. ^ a b c d Wangjaji:Naver (in Korean)

ReferencesEdit

  • Namgounchul, 《고려명신전》(김동주 역, 성남 문화원, 2004)
  • Goryeosa
  • Goryeosajulyo

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