A Study on Anti-Japanese Resistance Poemsof Seokjeon Hwang, won
Seokjeon Hwang, won was a patriotic poet who resisted fiercely against the Japanese rule during the Japanese rule of over 30 years. He didn't fear even death.
The poems of poetical circles are mostly about enjoying while drinking, but those of his are rather tragic in the grief on the lost nation and wandering people. His poems are rather strong like his life trail, representing the resistance against the Japanese rule. This poetic tendency was greatly influenced by his elder brother, Maecheon.
Though his poems are written in Chinese, they thoroughly express the hatred of the Japanese invasion, the love for his nation and people and the yearn for the independence of his country.
He was a national poet who had constantly expressed his grief on the lost nation, wandering people and the concern about his nation in his poems, with the spirit of resistance and nobility like other modern resistant poets such as Han, yong-wun, Yi, yuk-sa, Yun, dong-ju and Yi, sang, in spite of the severe watch and oppression of the Japanese rule.