A Study on Daily Life and the Meaning
Of the Late Joseon Literary Man
This thesis is an inquiry into daily life and meaning of the late Joseon literary man's diary, letter, etc. Yoon Choi-sik and Shim Yek presented the daily routine of the late Joseon literary man. Yim Young and Yu Man-ju wrote down the attitude of keeping a diary. Their recordings stressed on self-examination and encouragement.
Writings of Kim Chang-heup, Min U-sam, Choi Heung-won, Lee Deok-mu, Park Je-ga reflected disorder of Samjeong and the attitude of a governor, the aim and effect of Segye, article on the process and expense of a funeral ceremony, the style of Shim Sa-jeong's paintings and criticism of those days painting style, new discoveries from window paper and gravel.