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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Take Fivers: Lullaby by Pida

검푸른 바다는/Geompureun bada-neun
꽃잎같은 너를/Kkeonip gateun neoreul

흐르는 눈물은/Heureuneun nunmur-eun
다시 바다가 되어/Dasi bada-ga doe-eo
널 끌어 안는다/Neol kkeureo anneunda

천만 마리의 나비가 되어/Cheonman mari-ui nabi-ga doe-eo
너의 작은 몸을/Neo-ui jageun mom-eul
안아줄 수 있다면/Anajul su itdamyeon

넘실거리는 바람이 되어/Neomsil geori-neun barami doe-eo
너의 작은 손을/Neo-ui jageun son-eul
잡아줄 수 있다면/Jabajul su itdamyeon

잘자라 내 아가/Jaljara nae aga
영원히 깨지 않을 /Yeongwonhi kkaeji an-eul
꿈 속으로/Kkum sogeuro

잘자라 내 아가/Jaljara nae aga
그 꿈에선 내가 널 안고 놓지 않을게/Geu kkumeseon naega neol an-go no-ji an-eulge

잘자라 아가/Jaljara aga
그 꿈에선 네 손을/Geum kkumeseon ne son-eul
꼭 잡고 놓지 않을게/Kkok jabgo no-ji an-eulge

잘자라 아가/Jaljara aga
잘자라 아가/Jaljara aga
너의 손 잡고 놓지 않을게/Neo-ui son jabgo no-ji an-eulge

Monday, 24 August 2015

Admin's Rants and Shits, Part VII: Malaysian Political and Currency Turmoil, at glance - out from the K-Pill

Malaysia is in boiling point just now. I have resided in this country since I was born on 1991 (oh crap, it almost 24 years!) and I can't imagine how worse the nation become in terms of twisted facts and declination of Ringgit Malaysia against US Dollar. At the same time, I can't imagine that the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak failed to administer my nation due to numerous of shitty reasons. Shite, I don't want to call him Najib anymore; just call Jibby Jibbs Junior. Precisely to say that Jibby is the Worst Prime Minister ever in Malaysia. 

What the fuck is he doing with this RM2.6 billion???
RM 2.6 billion is equivalent to USD 700 million. It is believed that such greater amount is channeled into Jibby's personal account. Some twisted facts show that RM 2.6 million in his personal account is a donation from Saudi Billionaire, donation for championing Islam who practising Ahli Sunnah wal Jamaah (Sunnis for short) and donation for curbing ISIS terrorist activities. On those twisted facts, most of them are too good to be true even though I don't believe a single shit about those allegations.

In my opinion, it is gravely prohibited to involve any religions regarding to this hot issue because the statements will become negative perceptions; especially on Islam, in the point of view of Non-Muslims. The Malaysian Citizens are tired of twist of lies from Jibby and his cabinet, so am I. Nevertheless, they demand the truth behind this huge slush donations from Jibby himself, without any lies and twists. 

Ringgit decline: Boon or Bane?
1 USD is equal to RM4.18, based on today's Forex. I think this is not a good news for us to do a Moe-Korean tour. Once I make a project for Moe-Korea blog, I spend about RM125.40. For the previous project, I spent approximately RM110 for a project. That means the weaker Malaysian Ringgit gives a negative impact for us to do a project regarding to moe stuffs and Korea.

Weaker Ringgit gives a green light for tourists to visit Malaysia. So they can spend shopping in my country until they drop. In addition, foreign students will choose this country to pursue higher education because not only the cost (of studies) is cheaper but the courses offered are of quality.

Malaysians who work abroad will gain the benefits from weaker ringgit. They can pay the remaining debts of Educational Loans such as PTPTN, MARA and JPA easily. Plus, they can buy a luxury houses or apartments in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and luxury performance cars, WITHOUT ANY LOANS. Pretty interesting, isn't it?

However, weaker Ringgit gives impact to Malaysian students who study aboard. I give an example, my cousin - Syafiq Saffre who studied Bachelor of Medicine at Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST) in Irbid, Jordan. For every semester, he will receive about 169 Jordanian Dinar and 492 Jordanian fils (1 Jordanian Dinar is equivalent to RM 5.90). At the same time, his father, Saffre Sabtu who works at Petron Oil Refinery Factory in my hometown has to double his effort, in order to support his son who study aboard in the Hashemite Kingdom.

I heard a story from my uncle, Aminuddin Shamsudin - whom I called him Pak Tam Ishan about his life in United Kingdom, when he was study abroad. He had to do part-time jobs in order to earn pocket money for his daily needs in UK. I afraid if the Ringgit declines, our students MUST have to earn their pocket money by doing part-time jobs, and these may include prostitution as well. Man! For ALLAH's sake!

Malaysian tourists may face this problem when exchanging Malaysian Ringgit to the other currencies in any particular countries. Malaysian Ringgit is ineligible for exchange in China because of weaker currency. That means they have to do two tasks, exchanging Ringgit to US Dollar and then to Chinese Yuan. At that time, Ringgit price is on application (Status POA).

I think I've enough with this shitty government. You know what? I'm proud to be Malaysian because I was born in this fertile country but NOT LIKE THIS. High taxes, bed-ridden debts, distrust against government, reasonably cheap car sold in high price etc. etc. etc. I think Malaysia will become bankrupt, same as Greece. Seriously, Jibby's cabinet STILL not aware of this situation. Shite.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans, Part XXXIV: Current Standings in Gyeongjin Year (2000) - Final Part (후편)

113. Kah (가/賈) = 9,090 people in 2,824 families (Majority of them are rooted from Soju-Taean)
Key Person:
  • Kah Sol-hyun = Defender for Anyang FC
  • Ka Deuk-yeom = Pitcher coach for kt wiz
  • Ga Deuk-hee = Korean Actress
  • Ka Nae-young = Former Pitcher of Taepyungyang Dolphins (later Hyundai Unicorns)
  • Kah Ki-san = Former Mayor of Daejeon Seo-gu

123. Kam (감/甘) = 5,998 people in 1,910 families (Majority of them are rooted from Changwon-Hoesan and Changwon MasanHappo)
Key Person:
  • Kam Woo-sung = Korean Actor
  • Kam Deok-soon = Stepmother of Son Myung-soon - widow of the Former President of the Republic of Korea, Kim Young-sam
  • Kam Sa-yong = Former Pitcher of Sammi Superstars (now-defunct Hyundai Unicorns)

127. Dong (동/董) = 5,564 people in 1,731 families
Key People (majority of Dong Clansmen are rooted from Gwangcheon, Hebei, China):
  • Dong Young-bae = Known as Taeyang, Korean Singer in Boyband Group Bigbang
  • Dong Pung-shin = Korean Independence Activist, on par with Yu Gwan-sun
Top 4 Dong Lineages (people / families):
  1. Gwangcheon (Hebei Province, China) = 4,130 / 1,299
  2. Yeongcheon, Gyeongbuk = 535 / 174
  3. Gwangju-Gyeonggi = 519 / 150
  4. Pungcheon (Songhwa, Hwangnam) = 304 / 86

132. Jegal (제갈/諸葛) = 4,444 people in 1,354 families (Majority of them are rooted from Namyang)
Key Person:
  • Jegal Sung-ryeol = Former South Korean Speed Skater, present-day SBS Sports Announcer
  • Jegal Kyung-bae = 48th Director of National Tax Service Daejeon Corridor Branch
  • Jegal Yoon-shin = Korean Independence Activist
  • Jegal Yeong-jong = Honorary Chairman of Happy View Samsung Hospital, former Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Chonnam National University
  • Jegal Yung-woo = 16th Chief Prosecutor of Incheon Prosecutors Office
  • Jegal Won-young = Member of Incheon Metropolitan Council (Incheon Yeonsu-gu 3rd Electoral District, representing Saenuri Party)
  • Jegal Bin = South Korean Rugby Union player who played on Centre Position 

140. Woo (우/于) = 3,359 people in 1,057 families (Majority of them are rooted from Mokcheon)
Key people: -Unknown-

170. Won (원/袁) = 1,104 people in 343 families (Majority of them are rooted from Bian-Biok)
Key people: -Unknown-

171. Pang (방/龐) = 1,080 people in 314 families (Majority of them are rooted from Kaesong)
Key people: -Unknown-

174. Sun (순/荀) = 1,017 people in 308 families
Key people: -Unknown-
Top 4 Sun Lineages (people / families):
  1. Hongsan (Buyeo, Chungnam) = 842 / 252
  2. YeonGok (Gangneung, Gangwon) = 80 / 24
  3. Imcheon (Buyeo, Chungnam) = 52 / 20
  4. Changwon, Gyeongnam = 32 / 7

Finally, let's do math. There are 12,998,276 Koreans in 4,045,573 families which correspond to Koihime Musou Girls' Surnames. That means, only 28.26% out of 45,985,289 Native Koreans are sharing the same surname with these girls in 2000. On the other hand, there are 28.24% out of 14,326,224 Korean families are correspond to their surnames.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

70th Gwangbokjeol Anniversary Special: Koihime Musou Girls and the Gwangbokjeol Official Anthem

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans, Part XXX: Woo (우/于)

Woo (우/于), romanized as U (pronounced as 'ooh') in Korean Revised-Romanization is an uncommon Korean surname, similar to Chinese Yu. This hanja usually used in some ancient texts, several names and proper nouns in Chinese Grammar. This surname is the 82nd surname mentioned in the Chinese Song Dynasty's Hundred Family Surnames

It is the 38th most common surnames in Mainland China and 140th most common surnames in Korean Republic. The name is transliterated as Vuu in Vietnamese but is very rare in Vietnam. Note that even though the literary usage of the character 於 was simplified to 于 in simplified Chinese, the surname usages of 於 was unchanged. So both are recognized as distinct surnames in both simplified and traditional Chinese.

The Yu (于) surname originated from the surname Ji (姬). According to history records, after King Wu of Zhou (surname Ji) overthrew the Shang Dynasty, he created many dukes. He gave his second son Yu Shu (邘叔) the Yu kingdom (邘国, in present Qinyang in Henan), whose descendants then acquired the surname Yu (于). The Yu lived in Kaifeng and Chenliu areas in Henan for a long period of time, becoming prominent families there. After the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1127) dynasties, Yu families started to move to Huiji (now in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, PROC).

Back in Korea, the number of Koreans who bear the surname of 于 are fifty-four times lesser than the Koreans who born with the surname of 禹 (based on King Yu the Great of Chinese Xia Dynasty). Coincidentally, these two Hanja Characters are pronounced as Woo (우) in Hangul. Thus, there are 3,264 people in 1,047 families who bear the surname of Woo (于), based on the 2000 Korean Republic Census - provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT). The majority of its clansmen are rooted from Mokcheon Woo Clan (목천 우씨/木川于氏), a clan which is originated from Mokcheon-eup, Cheonan Dongnam-gu, Southern Chungcheong Province.

Mokcheon Woo Clan was founded by Woo Bang-nyeong (우방녕/于邦寧), a Goryeo scholar who lived during the reign of King Injong Wang Hae (1109-1146), 17th King of Goryeo Dynasty. Based on the Joseon Dynasty's Augmented Survey of the Korean Geography (동국여지승람/東國輿地勝覽/Dongguk Yeoji Seungnam), Mokcheon Prefecture is an area controlled by Baekje Kingdom before King Taejo Wang Geon of Goryeo unified three Kingdoms into single-nation of Goryeo Dynasty. In this area, there are four surnames that correspond to the animals such as Woo (우/牛 - cow), Sang (상/象 - elephant), Don (돈/豚 - Pig) and Jang (장/獐 - deer). The latter descendants of these clans revamped their surnames into present-day Woo (우/宇, 禹 and 于), Sang (상/尙), Don (돈/頓) and Jang (장/張). These clans are rooted from Mokcheon-eup.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Gwangbokjeol Countdown: D-3

In memoriam of Hwang Jang-yop, First-class North Korean Defector
(1923.2.17 - 2010.10.10)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Gwangbokjeol Countdown: D-5

This time in D-5 countdown, Liu Bei with Lieutenant General Yoo Jae-heung,
son of Major General Yoo Seung-ryeol (유승렬/劉升烈; 1893-1968).

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Namo Palbeon Daebosal, Part XXVI: Sudosa, Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province

Sudosa Temple (Hanja: 平澤 修道寺), a temple which is located at 58 Hoam Drive/Hoam-gil, Woljeong-ri san 119-beonji, Poseung-eup, Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province is the site where the great monk Wonhyo found enlightenment, has an experience center where everyone can learn the rules for and cooking of temple food. Children and teenagers can realize the importance of nature and appreciate nature by directly cultivating and harvesting in the kitchen garden. Join the program for well-being food to clarify the body and mind.

On the night of his brief stopover, Monk Wonhyo was awoken from his sleep by a powerful thirst. Luckily, he found a bowl full of water and drank it before falling back to sleep. The next morning, he was very surprised to discover that the bowl he had drunk from was in fact an old skull. Out of this shock grew the realization that truth can only be found in one’s mind and not through any outside circumstance. In light of this new awakening, the Great Monk Wonhyo decided not to go to Tang, but rather to stay and continue his search for true salvation while delivering Buddha’s teachings to the masses. 

During his ministry, Monk Wonhyo preached Buddha's teachings through the use of everyday food, emphasizing the idea that healthy food cleanses the body and enriches the soul, leading to true salvation. Under these same principles, Sudosa Temple now operates traditional temple food and temple experience programs that allow visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Monk Wonhyo's beliefs. 

Sudosa Temple provides a Temple Stay and Temple Life program for visitors who are interested in temple food or who want to experience Buddhist culture. A Temple Stay program is one night and two days and a Temple Life program is one day program. The temple experience program comprises learning temple etiquette, the ceremonial service including chanting, the communal Buddhist meal service, tea ceremony and etiquette, zen meditation, making lotus flower lamps, walking barefoot over loess trails in pine forests, the appreciation of healing music, chanting sutra, and cultivating a kitchen garden as well as cooking temple food. 

This temple provides a more detailed and systematic program because of the guidance offered by the monk Jeokmun, the director of the Korean Traditional Temple Food Research Institute. The Sudosa Temple Stay strengthens both body and mind and helps you draw closer to nature. The Temple Stay schedule is subject to change and meal service time can vary by season. It is recommended to check before visiting. Nothing is required except toilet articles and easy shoes. Application is always received all the year round.

Gwangbokjeol Countdown: D-6

Finally, Guo Jia has found a clansman who wears the glasses.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Gwangbokjeol Countdown: D-7

The 70th Anniversary of Gwangbokjeol is around the corner. So, I made a banner which is correspond to Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Nationalists based on their surnames, their quotes and sometimes I do it by myself. The D-7 Countdown features Lü Bu and Korean Reunification Activist, Lyuh Woon-hyung.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Moe-Korea's Dev Log, Part XI: Windows 10 Galore!

Now, my desktop is powered by Windows 10. I have upgraded my computer yesterday, from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 via Windows Update. Believe it or not, you can upgrade your current software for example from Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for FREE, if you make a reservation for free upgrade. 

My Computer Status, using Piriform Speccy
First of all, you must make a reservation for free upgrade to Windows 10. The notifications for the upgrade may take some time until the balloon popped-up from the taskbar which means your computer is ready to upgrade to Windows 10. Be advised that the installation of Win 10 may varied to the internet connection on your area. Rest assured, your important documents will not be deleted and the programs are retained same as on your old software after upgrading to Win 10.

Ahh... that nostalgic Start menu...
The most interesting part about Win 10 is... this software is using the combination of Windows 7 and Windows 8 start menus. No more eye-irritating start menu in fullscreen from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. 

Plus, this software allows the users utilize multiple workspaces for better multitasking. A new virtual desktop system known as Task View was added. Clicking the Task View button on the taskbar or swiping from the left side of the screen displays all open windows and allows users to switch between them, or switch between multiple workspaces.

Windows 10 is quite easy to use. However, some components will be updated and these include the Cortana, the personal assistant to Windows 10 which is same to Siri, personal assistant for iPhone. For this time, Cortana only available in North America and European Countries.

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans, Part XXVIII: Won (원/袁)

Won (원/袁) is an uncommon Korean surname which means 'robe' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Yuan. This surname is the 37th most common surname in Mainland China and 170th most common surname in Korean Peninsula. There are three different Chinese Characters which have the same meaning with Sino-Korean 'Won' which are 元 (Origin), 袁 (Robe) and 苑 (Garden). The number of Koreans who bear the surname of 袁 are hundred times lesser than those who bear the surname of 元 and five times greater than those who bear the surname of 苑.

According to tradition, the surname originated from a noble family of the ancient state of Chen, in what is now eastern Henan province. The written form of the character took its current standardised form around the 1st century. During the Han Dynasty, it was associated with the powerful Yuan clan of Ru'nan and later during Jin and Southern Dynasties, with the Yuan clan of Chen.

Historically, the name has been fast growing amongst Han Chinese, and has also been taken up by various non-Chinese ethnic groups. The surname is now held by more than 6.5 million people worldwide, and makes up 0.54% of the population of mainland China. Although growth has tapered off in the past six centuries, the Yuan name is still relatively widespread throughout China, as well as among overseas Chinese, with heaviest per capita concentrations in the Yangtze Delta region of central coastal China. Because the Yangtze Delta region has historically exhibited high clan consciousness, there exist a large number of Yuan genealogies, most of which are now held in public institutions. Renewed interest in ancestry outside mainland China has been encouraged by the PRC government.

Traditional sources trace the surname to Yuan Taotu, a 7th-century BC Chen nobleman, who was part of a collateral branch of the family of the marquis ruling that state. He selected the second character in his grandfather's style name, Boyuan (伯爰), to be his own family name. Yuan Taotu was granted a feoff in Yangxia (陽夏), in what is now Taikang county, Henan. This estate is regarded as the ancestral home of the earliest Yuan clan. Through its connection with the ruling family of Chen, the Yuan house could also claim ancestry from the semi-legendary Emperor Shun. Descendants of Yuan house are mentioned by name in the Zuo Zhuan as holding high office in the state of Chen until it was extinguished by Chu in 479 BC.

An alternate, much less widely accepted theory, suggests that the surname Yuan is derived from Xuanyuan (軒轅 or 玄袁), the clan name of the Yellow Emperor. After his death, the Yellow Emperor's estates came to be called Yuanyi (袁邑), and his descendants took their place of birth as a surname.

Prior to the unification of China in 221 BC, the surname is only known to have been present in the historical domain of Chen. Some members of the Yuan clan are known to have moved to Zheng and other neighbouring states. The process of emigration from the Yangxia heartland continued after unification. An example of this is the case of Yuan Ang, a minister to Emperor Gao of Han. His family was forced by banditry to move to Anling, in the area of modern Xi'an, some 500 km west of their ancestral homeland.

The surname Yuan could be written in at least five different ways in early Han times, and they were used interchangeably in pre-Han times. By the 1st century, the name had taken a largely standardised form (袁), which remains to the present day. An early dictionary, the Shuowen, defines this character as "a long garment", but this archaic meaning had already fallen into disuse. The Han text Qian fu lun (潛夫論: "Comments of a Recluse") suggests that the character was derived from either 1) the character ai (哀), meaning "sorrow, grief"; or 2) a combination of the characters gong (公: "lord") and gu (谷: "grain").

During the 2nd century, the Yuan surname was taken by one of the three tribal groupings of the Bandun Man, who inhabited what is now Chongqing and Sichuan. This group later migrated north to the Wei River valley, and gradually were absorbed by Han Chinese. After Emperor Xiaowen of the nomadic Xianbei moved his capital to Luoyang in 494, his clan of Tuoba changed their surname to Yuan (元) to assimilate with the Chinese population. In later centuries, this surname declined and was sometimes subsumed by the more common form of Yuan (袁).

The character of "yuan" (袁) has also been associated with the Gaoju people of Central Asia, who claimed descent from the Xuanyuan clan of the Huang Di. One of their nine clans was called Yuanhe (袁紇) or Yuanwei (袁韋), and one of their twelve major surnames was Qiyuan (乞袁). In 605, the Yuanhe defeated the Göktürks and won leadership over a tribal confederation which came to be called the Huihe (回紇). There have been suggestions that the name of Genghis Khan's tribe, Kiyad (called "Qiyan" 乞顏 or "Qiyin" 乞引 in Chinese), was a corruption of "Qiyuan". Those among the Mongols who retained the Qiyuan surname may have simplified it to "Yuan" after settling in China.

During the early 17th century, during the Qing (Manchu) dynasty, the surname is also known to have been adopted by members of the Eight Banners, including by a number of Manchu bannermen in Shenyang. Today, the surname appears among the Manchu, Mongols, Yao, Yi, Bai, Koreans and Tibetans. There are major Yuan clans among the Yao in Long'an county, Guangxi and in Funing, Yunnan.

The Yuan surname is a relatively minor one in Korea, where it is called Won (원). According to a 2000 census, there were 1,104 individuals in 343 families bearing the name in South Korea. They trace their ancestry to Won Noebo (袁賚輔/원뇌보) of Bian Prefecture (安比縣), the old administrative center of Bian-myeon Commune, Uiseong County, Northern Gyeongsang Province, ROK. This clan is known as Bian Won Clan (비안원씨/比安袁氏) or Bi-ok Won Clan (비옥원씨/比屋袁氏). During the 20th century, the Bian Won Clan were centered in the north-central area of South Korea, in the provinces of Gyeongbuk and Gangwon.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans, Part XXVII: Wie (위/魏)

Wie (위/魏), romanized as Wi in Korean Revised-Romanization is an uncommon Korean Surname which means 'The ancient state of Wei' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Wei. It was ranked the 122nd most common Chinese surname in 2006 and 77th most common Korean surname in 2000.

Historically speaking, people with surname Wei are the descendents of imperial clan. Dating back to Western Zhou Dynasty, after conquering the Shang Dynasty (which was also known as Yin Dynasty), King Wu began to enfeoff his brothers generously. Granted with the capital of Shang Dynasty and its surrounding places as well as seven clans of the conquered Shang Dynasty, Kang Shu, brother of King Wu founded the State of Wei with its capital in Chaoge (today's Qi county in central China's Henan province). From then on, offspring of Wei imperial family took the title of their nation Wei as their surname. In that sense, Kang Shu was the ancestor of surname Wei.

However, State Wei moved its capital several times after being defeated by other States, and became weaker and weaker. It was later destroyed by States of Qin and Wei in Warring States period. Although the State was wiped out, descendents of Wei lived and multiplied peacefully up to modern times.

Apart from that, the change of surname by other ethnic minorities also constituted the enlargement of surname Wei. During Northern and Southern Dynasties, a nomadic tribe Xianbei entered the central plain and some of Xianbei minority took surname Wei during their adoption of Han civilization.

Back in Korea, there are 28,675 people in 8,908 families who bear the surname of Wie, based on the 2000 Korean Republic Census - provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT). The Jangheung Lineage, a clan which is originated from Jangheung County, Southern Jeolla Province is the most dominant among Wie Clan where this lineage consists of 24,564 people in 7,711 families.

Jangheung Wie Clan (장흥 위씨/長興魏氏) also known as Hoeju Wie Clan (회주 위씨/懷州魏氏) was founded by Wie Gyeong (위경/魏鏡), a Chinese Tang Scholar who migrated to Silla Kingdom during the reign of Queen Seondeok Kim Deok-man, the 27th Monarch of Silla Kingdom. He was granted a dukedom, which is known as Duke of Hoeju (회주군/懷州君), where Hoeju is the old name of Jangheung County.

The 15th Generation-Descendant of Wie Chang-joo (위창주/魏菖珠), Wie Deok-ryong (위덕룡/魏悳龍) had four sons and only three sons represented the branch clans (공파/公派) of Jangheung Wie Clan. However the fourth son of Wie Deok-ryong, Wie Ja-gyeom (위자검/魏自儉) had no sons to inherit the branch clan so his branch lineage ended without any issue. Only the first to third sons of Wie Deok-ryong made the branch clans of Wie Lineage with their issues as shown in below:
  • Wie Ja-on (위자온/魏自溫)
    • Neungju Branch (능주파/綾州派) - Wie Jong-hyung (위종형)
  • Wie Ja-ryang (위자량/魏自良)
    • Gwansan Branch (관산파/冠山派) - Wie Yoo-hyung (위유형)
    • Haeng-won Branch (행원파/杏園派) - Wie Yoo-jeong (위유정)
    • Yeocheon Branch (여천파/麗川派) - Wie Jong-no (위종노)
  • Wie Ja-gong (위자공/魏自恭)
    • Sawol Branch (사월파/沙月派) - Wie Dan (위단)
    • Gwanbuk Branch (관북파/關北派) - Wie Don (위돈)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Clans, Part XXVI: Jeong (정/程)

Jeong (정/程), sometimes romanized Jung, Chung and Chong is a common Korean Surname which means 'journey or agenda' in Sino-Korean Language, similar to Chinese Cheng. This surname is the 31st most common surname in Mainland China and 75th most common surname in Korean Peninsula

There are three different Chinese Characters which have the same meaning with Sino-Korean 'Jeong' which are 鄭 (State in Henan Province, PROC), 丁 (fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems; Chinese: Deng) and 程 (Journey). The number of Koreans who bear the surname of 程 are sixty-two times lesser than those who bear the surname of 鄭 and six times lesser than those who bear the surname of 丁.

The surname is coming from the name of the area of Cheng during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 BCE). A high adviser who was a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu was granted the fiefdom of this area, and his descendants adopted its name as their surname. In ancient China, Zhuan Xu, asked his two grandsons to be in charge of making sacrifices. 

The older brother, Chong, had the title of Nan Zheng and was in charge of making sacrifices to the heaven. The younger brother, Li, had the title of Huo Zheng and was in charge of the earthly matters. The two brothers brought peace and regulations to the people, so that they could concentrate on making a living on the farm. The descendents of Chong and Li, held on to the assignments for generations. During the Zhou Dynasty, the descendents of Chong was awarded the kingdom of Cheng (east of Le Yang in Henan Province), and they began to bear the last name Cheng.

Back in Korea, there are 32,519 people in 10,220 families who bear the surname of Jeong, based on the 2000 Korean Republic Census - provided by Statistics Korea (통계청/統計廳/Tonggyecheong/KOSTAT). The Hanam Lineage, a clan which is originated from Henan Province, PROC is the most dominant among Jeong Clan where this lineage consists of 7,766 people in 2,355 families.

Hanam Jeong Clan or Henan Cheng Clan (하남정씨/河南程氏) was founded by Jeong Sa-jo a.k.a Cheng Sizu in Chinese (정사조/程思祖), 14th Generation Descendant of Cheng Hao a.k.a Jeong Ho in Korean (정호/程顥; 1032-1085) - a neo-Confucian philosopher who hailed from Luoyang City, Henan Province, Mainland China. Jeong Sa-jo lived during the reign of King Chungjeong Wang Jeo (1338-1352), 30th Monarch of Goryeo Dynasty. During the outbreak of Japanese Imjin Invasion (1592-1598), this clan showed their military finesse, defending Joseon Dynasty from Japanese Invading Forces.