This paper discusses the relationship between the original 『Baekbeom’s Diary』, which Kim Gu directly wrote, and 『Baekbeom’s Diary』, completed by Lee Kwang-Soo. Comparing the two versions, it appears that Lee Kwang-soo has changed much of the original manuscript of Kim Gu's original 『Baekbeom’s Diary』.
Kim Gu and Lee Kwang-soo did not meet in Shanghai for the first time since the 3.1 Movement in 1919, but had a relationship with Kim Gu's Anak Education Movement in Hwanghae Province, both of which were under the ideological influence of Ahn Chang-ho. It appears that Kwang-Soo Lee complemented the novel composition by exerting his own abilities to create an autobiographical novel based on Kim Gu's original 『Baekbeom’s Diary』 manuscript.
Particularly problematic is the ‘My Wish’, which was added as an appendix to the original version of the 『Baekbeom’s Diary』. This article appears to have originally added the content of Kwang-soo Lee referring to the preface of Kim Gu's 『Baekbeom’s Diary』.