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A study on Criticism about Su Shi's historical essays

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2015, (32), pp.325-355
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

JUNG, Ha-jung 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to explore historical essays which performed as a place for debate by arguing previous discussions. Therefore, this paper will examine the reasons why Su shi's historical essays were criticized by Joseon writers and how the literary works that criticized Su shi's historical essays refute Su shi's perspectives. First, we looked through the perception of Joseon writers on Su shi's essays. As a result, Su shi's essays were implacably considered as a model and we were able to identify several criticisms which praise Su shi's novelty opinions and clear development of logics. However, there were also negative opinions on Su Shi's essays which refute the aspect of the underlying philosophy in Su Shi's works. These parts are correlated with historical essays. The reasons why Su Shi's historical essays, regarded as a model, were criticized by Joseon writers can be inferred in terms of Su shi’s ideological problem revealed in his works. Su shi created some works which refute the conventional confucian views, and these creation is derived from his ideological openness. However, these works could not avoid Joseon writers' criticism infatuated with Confucian ideas. In addition, regarding the historical essays' tendency of creation that establish its logic by criticizing previous discussions, it is expected that Su shi's work were regarded as a target which needs to be overcome to the later writers. This leads Joseon writers to devise specific narration strategies in order to attain cogency.

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