The Korean Studies Institute

A record of the subject of a woman, Naebang-gasa



It is one of the early pieces written by Eunchon (隱村) Cho Ae-young
(趙愛泳) at her age of 15 along with Sanchonhyangga.

  • year 1925
  • size 23.5×23.6㎝



It is the transcribed copy of Ssangbyeokga written by Jeongbuin (貞夫人) of the Yeonan Yi family (延安李氏) in 1794 (18th year of King Jeongjo).

  • year Early 20th century
  • size 23.8×746.0㎝



The lyrics are about lamentation of how Queen Min and Heungseon Daewongun destroyed the country and therefore Samgangoryun fell down as well.

  • year Early 20th century
  • size 17.5×351.0㎝

“A record of the subject of a woman, Naebang-gasa”

Naebang-gasa is of global importance in that they prove the transition from the medieval era to modern times. Naebang-gasa was recorded in Hangeul, which enabled women to become the new subjects of the records. The rise of the national language of Hangeul and the emergence of women as the record subjects are the most important signs that represent the transformation to the modern times from the medieval era.