The Old Meritorious Faction had bureaucratic literary view because of factional politics due to elite society splendid poetic techniques and difficult and distracted modification and new Neo-Confucian literati were opposed to techniques and sought the spiritual world of clear and clean literature of reclusive scholars (處士的) in the period that Gojuk (孤竹) Choi, Gyeongchang (崔慶昌,1539∼1583) lived. However, they tried to express ethical and free nature in the period.
This thesis tried to examine the situations of the time, people's view of life, and values through Choi, Gyeongchang's works and seek his style (風格) shown in them. Because styles are the aspect that writers' personality or ideas are complexly embodied in their works, it is thought to investigate and reveal writers' literary status The works were examined by classifying them into a limited time of love, longing for fairylands, and criticism on reality according to subjects.
First, there are many poems targeting love (戀情) in the works by Choi, Gyeongchang. The motive for creating the works like this is thought that women's delicate and rich feelings are naturally target of poetic expression because they accord with expression of his own romantic feelings. And the point that he longed for the heavenly world (仙界) is thought to be related to the flow of Sodan (騷壇) that got to imitate (模作) poems of wandering immortals (遊仙詩), one of literary circles of the time. And it is thought that he longed for and praised the transcendental realm as a way to solve frustrations and conflicts of reality.
Choi, Gyeongchang (崔慶昌)'s poems have a clean and new (淸新) style (風格). Cleanness (淸) is generally fresh as well as clear and clean and is the style (風格) of poems related to descriptions of scenery or landscape or pure nature and furthermore, clear and beautiful scenes to feel the realm of immortals (仙境) or Seonchwi (仙趣) that transcended the everyday world. And poetic diction (詩語) used in the poems is thought to be characterized by the general use of pleonasm of two letters and image vocabularies and the utilization of everyday words in the works of music bureau ballad (樂府詩) series.