Yi Suhyeong (1435–1528), also spelled as Lee Soo-Hyung, was a Korean politician and Confucian scholar, writer, and poet of the Joseon dynasty. His pen names were Dochon and Gongbukheon. After King Sejo of Joseon usurped the throne and the loss of his nephew, he left politics and secluded himself away from society.

Yi Suhyeong
Revised RomanizationI Suhyeong
McCune–ReischauerYi Suhyŏng
Art name
도촌, 공북헌
Revised RomanizationDochon, Gongbukheon
McCune–ReischauerToch'on, Kongbukhŏn
Courtesy name
Revised RomanizationYeongbo

Life Edit

He studied at Kim Dam's school and later married one of Kim's daughters.[1] In 1450, he succeeded to an ancestral government position at 17 years old. He was succeeded by Sung Yorang (선교랑), Junsaeng Seoryung (전생서령) and Bu Sajik (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.

Works Edit

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

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References Edit

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