Chongnyon Lee Hu-baek was an honest officer who served the Ministry of King Sonjo of the Chosun Dynasty. At the same time, he was one of the famous writers during the reign of King Myongjong. Especially, he was an eminent poet in those days.
As is generally known, Lee Hu-baek was a central figure in the transitional period, from the Song poetic style to the Tang poetic style. marking a turning point in the history of Korean literature.
Kim Chang-hyop, the remarkable critic of the latter half of Chosun Dynasty, esteemed him as the pioneer of the Tang poetic style. But, as he lived in the transitional period, the two characteristics of Tang poetic style and Song poetic style was found out at once in his poems, reflecting the phases of the times.
Lee Hu-haek was brought up from the Confucian family. In a word, he was an traditional Confucianist. He had a special opportunity to visit China during his life. He had met many Chinese scholars, politicians, and writers there. Through his visit to China, he had a special interest in Chinese myths, legends, and folk-tales. He wrote the ten 7-word Chinese ancient poetry.
In this paper, I dealt with the five 7-word ones among these long 10 7-word Chinese ancient poetry. The names of these poetry are 'So-seok, Choa-bee, Yangmoo-ju, Musansunnyo-myo, and Eun-gyo'. As an traditional Confucianist, he tried to show his Confucian ideology and thought. The core virtues of Confucianism expressed in his poetry were the realization of virtuous politics through decorum and music, enhancement of filial piety and justice, and denial of uncertainty.