"The research on Maritime Folklore in Zhoushan Islands, China(2004.9-2006.8)" has been carried out over two years centering into Seoungsa and Hachi island. The results of the research have been presented as treatises, and then have been determined to ...
"The research on Maritime Folklore in Zhoushan Islands, China(2004.9-2006.8)" has been carried out over two years centering into Seoungsa and Hachi island. The results of the research have been presented as treatises, and then have been determined to publish in a Korean academic journal or have been planned to do it. In addition, the results was presented in an international congress for three times, and made an important role to get Korean and Chinese researchers' common interest. Moreover, all results was published as an independent volume in order to help the publics to understand the result more easily. It is very meaningful that the outcome of this study and the set of effort not only enforced the maritime power in Neo-maritime era, but also revealed the community culture of maritime in East Asian Mediterranean Sea. This is because the results are considered to offer us the differences between Korea and China as well as the opportunity to review an Asian identity centered into sea.
It is worthy of notice in that the research on Maritime Folklore in Zhoushan Islands, China is a specialized theme. This is because the study is based on the field research. It is comparative with the tendency of the existed studies that made a main stream in the study of language and literature like documentary records and the study of social science like politics and economics. Zhoushan Islands means the group of about 1,340 islands, located in the southern direction of Shanghai. According to this study, the result makes it clear for Zhoushan Islands to have a close relationship with the Korean Peninsula in the history. Ningbo(Mingzhou called in Dang Dynasty) was beside Zhoushan Islands and was famous for the representative trade harbor after Dang Dynasty. Ningbo had lots of interchange with the Korean Peninsula because it was where the trade between the Orient and the Occident was developed by the Maritime Silk Road. For example, there were the activities of Jang, Bogo fleet, the transmission of Botasan Buddhism, and the transmission of Woljuyo. In addition, the place was topographically faced with the Yellow Sea so that there were inseparably related to the Korean Peninsula in ecology and culture. These results bring the importance of the research.
Another importance of this research is to establish an intimated networking system with Chinese local researchers. The co-research with them was necessary of making an in-depth result. It can be said as the one of the result what Prof. Zhao, Cheng Guo, Prof. Qu, Jin Liang in Maritime University of China, Mr. Gwak, Jin Min in the department of Culture of Seoungsado Government, and Mr. Jeong, Jun in Zhejiang Maritime College in China had made. The result is expected to be very helpful to the researchers who have been interested in Korean and Chinese islands maritime culture as well as the publics who buy the book.
The writings presented as the result is the record about the Seoungsado people's life. The research team has tried to figure out the people's cultural tradition and life-style through a history, ecological culture, fishery culture, ritual and religion, family and relatives, and excretion and food culture. Especially, the team have tried to arrange the data on the tradition of a maritime culture. Even Chinese researchers have never tried to do it. At this point, the meaning of the research is more greater. We expect that to lead the study of Asian maritime culture with Korean view points and method will be the foundation of making an independence and internationalism.
Key word: Seoungsa island, Hachi island, Zhoushan Islands, Neo-maritime era, East Asian Mediterranean Sea, Maritime Silk Road, Yellow Sea, Botasan Buddhism, Maju Buddhism, ecological culture, ritual, religion, family, relatives, excretion culture, food culture, fishery culture, maritime culture, tradition of a maritime culture, Asian maritime culture