North Gyeongsang Province has the most head families in Korea. Just Andong alone has 48 head households. Even today, many eldest grandsons are quitting their jobs and moving back to their hometowns to uphold their head family tradition. Why do they value their head family status so highly?
Out of China, Japan and Korea, Korea is the only country that still preserves its head family tradition, and within this tradition, the Confucian culture still remains. The efforts of the eldest grandson and the clan to preserve the head family tradition and what they went through to do this will be closely examined.