What is Maninso?
Ten Thousand People’s Petition for Posthumous Enthronement of Crown Prince Sado (1855)
Ten Thousand People’s Petition against Dress Reform (1884)
Format and Contents of Maninso
Maninso is a large record that consists of the body with the contents of the petition and the names of approximately 10,000 people and their signatures. The length of the record is around 100 meters and there is no other records like this in the world. The petition part follows the general format of Sangso. The names and signatures are the part that creates this record to become gigantic.
Modern Values of Maninso
Maninso (movement) has more meanings than the numerical results of simply having 10,000 signers for Sangso; it was the fruit of the politics with the public opinions made by the intellectuals outside of politics during the Joseon dynasty. It was used as a method for the non-political organization of the intellectuals to fulfill the Confucian principles and to watch over power groups. The range of the public opinions was expanded to "all people," which was represented by 10,000 people.