『湖東西洛記』 or <HodongSeonaki>, well-known as the literary work of Women's Journey Story written for the first time in Joseyon Age,reflects the unique and independent world of self-awareness that the main characters, Gyumwon has. Thus, it is difficult to conclude that the work merely portrays journey that a woman takes.
Unlike most women, Gyumwon tries to find out solutions to the practice where the Joseyon Age required that men and women can not sit together or talk , face to face'In addition, she makes efforts to overcome the restrictions put on women, as much as she can.
or Gyumwon, journey is the active practice task to harmonize universe earth, heaven and nature, and the same time, is the road to active self-reflection.
This work depicts sensory descriptions on natural landscape, through colorful languages and words in the process of recording journey. Also, this work focuses on showing how much intellectual ability a women has on the basis of abundant authentic and historic data Moreover, a strong sense of identity to identify her own presence by recording journey experiences, and a strong sense of solidarity to form with her colleagues of < Samhojeong Poem Phrases>in the course of publishing 『湖東西洛記』 or <HodongSeonaki>, seem to surpass the world. Gyumwon leads the world independently by identifying and expressing her self-awareness.
『湖東西洛記』 or <HodongSeonaki> not only represents this subjective awareness that the author has, but also, mirrors the image of active and extrovert women instead of image of passive and introvert women. In the sense, it deserves to make the new evaluation on the work in aspects of the cultural value and significance.