It has been said that words(Gasa) literature in Jang-heung was pioneered by Baek Gwang-hong. With a purpose to study Jangheung's Gasa(words), this study examines the history of Jang-heung and its natural environment for preparation of the study.
Jangheung's Gasa started from BaekGwang-hong's Gwan-seo- byol-gok. It is the first travel words in our country, which twenty-five years later, influenced on creation of <Gwan-dong-byol- gok> by Jeong Cheol. This study compares the <Gwan-dong-byol- gok> and the <Gwan-seo-byol-gok> to specifically identify the influence. The <Gwan-seo-byol-gok> influenced on Jeong Cheol's <Gwan-dong-byol-gok> followed by Jo Woo-in's <Sok-Gwan- dong-byol-gok> outside Jangheung. However, within Jangheung, it influenced on We Se-jik's Geum-dang-byol-gok, No Myeong-sun's Chon-pung-ga and We Baek-gyu's Hap-gang-jeong-seon-yu-ga. That is, this study examines the external and internal influence of <Gwan-seo-byol-gok> and its status as a masterpiece.
Thanks to the influence of <Gwan-seo-byol-gok>, no less than seventeen works from seven writers were produced in Jangheung. Therefore, it can be said that travel words in our country was originated from the <Gwan-seo-byol-gok>.