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Heritage Jaunseowon Confucian Academy


 Jaunseowon Confucian Academy1
 Jaunseowon Confucian Academy2
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    566-15, Saimdang-ro, Dongmun-ri, Beobwon-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Jaunseowon Confucian Academy was designated as Gyeonggi-do Monument No. 45 on July 10, 1973. It was established in 1615 (7th year of the reign of King Gwanghye) to commemorate the academic achievement and virtue of Yi I (pen-name: Yulgok) at the suggestion of local Confucian scholars, receiving a plaque with “Jaun” from the king in 1650 (first year of the reign of King Hyojong). Jaunseowon Confucian Academy added the mortuary tablets of Kim Jang-saeng and Park Se-chae in 1713 (39th year of the reign of King Sukjong) and took charge of memorial service and local education, but it was demolished upon Heungseon Daewongun’s order to abolish the Confucian academy in 1868 (5th year of the reign of King Gojong). Later, it was restored using the fund donated by local Confucian scholars and government aid in 1969 and repaired in 1975 and 1976.


The shrine is located on a high land; surrounded by stone brick walls, it is accessible through the stairs in front of the main gate. As a 6-kan (unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) building with hipped-and-gable roof, it is enshrined with the mortuary tablets of Confucian scholar Yi I as well as the tablets of Kim Jang-saeng and Park Se-chae on both sides. It has a high gate and two side gates on the east and west as well as a monument and the graves of Yi I and his parents on the right and left ridges. It holds ancestral rituals around the middle of August every year.