Seong Hon (1535 – 1598) was a Neo-Confucian scholar, politician, and educator of Korea's Joseon Dynasty. He was a close friend of the scholar Yi I (Yulgok) and an older contemporary of Yi Hwang (Toegye), leader of the country's "western faction" (seoin 서인, 西人) of the period.[1]

Seong Hon
Hangul
성혼
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSeong Hon
McCune–ReischauerSŏng Hon
Pen name
Hangul
우계, 묵암
Hanja
Revised RomanizationUgye, Mugam
McCune–ReischauerUgye, Mukam
Courtesy name
Hangul
호원
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHowon
McCune–ReischauerHowŏn
Posthumous name
Hangul
문간
Hanja
Revised RomanizationMungan
McCune–ReischauerMun'gan

Seong Hon is often referred to by his stylized name of Ugye ("bull valley") and Mugam ("black stone"). He gained eminence not only as a scholar but as a revered politician and reformer, attaining the position of Fourth State Councillor/Vice Prime Minister (Jwachanseong 左贊成) in the Joseon State Council (uijeongbu).[2]

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Selected worksEdit

  • "Ugye jip" (우계집, 牛溪集) (Works of Ugye)
  • "Jumun jigyeol" (주문지결, 朱門旨訣)
  • "Wihak jibang" (위학지방, 爲學之方)

FatherEdit

He was the great-grandfather of Yun Jeung through his daughter, Lady Seong, who married Yun Hwang and produced a son, Yun Seon-geo, father of Yun Jeung.

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