ISSN : 1229-0076
This article examined the transformation of the characteristic or function of the Council of Nobles depending on the times. Such transformation was closely related to the political system or the attributes of the organization in those days. For instance, the characteristic of the Council of Southern Hall or Chongsa-dang in the early ancient period is considered to have had a very close correlation with the system of the Six Boards, which was the political system in those days. In other words, the stages of the system of the Six Boards’ method of administering the affairs of state were reflected in the Council of Southern Hall or Chongsa-dang. Similarly, the method of centralized political system centered on sovereign power was, of course, projected onto operating the Council of Southern Hall or Chongsa-dang in administering the affairs of state in stages after the middle of the ancient period. The content or structure of centralized political system focused on sovereign power changed slightly depending on the fluctuation in the inverse relationship between the sovereign and the vassals, and the transformation in the characteristic or function of these two councils was functionally related to this.