This thesis examine the publication and distribution of literary collection in the late Choson period. Publishing and distribution of texts extends creative and critical behavior to a social dimension at the individual level.
The print textbook was not for distribution but for storage as an intermediate stage for publishing the woodblock textbook. It is also difficult to find evidence to prove widespread distribution in the woodblock textbook. The purpose of publishing the woodblock textbook was to engrave and preserve the woodblock itself, rather than publishing the book. The woodblock is a tool for drawing out the book, but it is also a cultural asset in itself. The distribution of poetry through the textbook was almost impossible. The reality of such literature distribution raises the need to fundamentally doubt the continuity of literary history.