Poetry literature of early Joseon Dynasty caused conflicts between Sarim group and Sajang group, by creating unprecedented prosperity since King Sejong the Great. This once resulted in the weakening of literature. However, going through Seonjo Dynasty, it brought about the enlightenment of Chinese literature.
Among the members of Hedonggangsuesi, ‘HoEum JungSaYong’(1491-1570), ‘SoJae NoSooSin’(1515-1590) and ‘Jiwon HwangJungWook’(1532-1607) were the ones who left significant marks in the history of Chinese poetry, encompassing both poems of Song dynasty and those of Tang dynasty.
In general, they are called as ‘HoSoJi’, ‘GuanKakSamGirl’, or ‘HaeDongGangSueSi group’.
Heogyun called these three people ‘HoSoJi’, praising them for creating and developing Tang-style poetries. Then he confirmed that HoEum passed down Tang style to SonGog, SoJae NoSooSin passed down Tang style to BeakGangHoon and ChoiKyungChang.
Inferring to this fact, we know that Hoso Ji worked as a bridge that converted Song poetry into a Tang poetry. We also know that they are the transition figures who passed down Tang poetry to ‘Samdang’.
So far, there is little research that has the solid view about the command of Tang poetry of these three people of ‘HoSoJi’ Many of the past researches were limited to the research of individual person of HoSoji. There were only a mentioning of HoEum JungSaYong and SoJae NoSooSin’s writing style in some of the research papers.
Debaters are comparing Hoeum and Sojae, pointing out that Hoeum is good at seven-Un and Sojae at five-Un.
However, research about HwangJungWook, who is 17 years younger than SoJae, is insignificant compared to Sojae and Hoeum.
The research about Hwang Jungwook, if there is any, appears in Heogyun’s writing, SungSoSiHwa: “poetry of our country was well-founded in Sunjo period. SoJae got law of DuBo, and Hwang JungWook followed after him. ChoiKyunChang and BackGanghoon learned Tang poetry, and LeeDal lightened this stream of trend.” Through this writing, he is explaining that Hwang Jungwook inherited Tang style from SoJae.
This study inter-compares the characteristics of Hosoji literature, which was only fractionally mentioned.
In order to materialize the issues-so called ‘Hosoji’- that have been only remained as a theory or unsolved questions, this research extracts collections of works and precedent researches about Hosoji. It also finds out the materials and poetry words needed for research and put them into new perspectives.