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Heo Gyun’s Patterns of Literature Exchange between Korea and China: Focusing on Late Ming Dynasty Woo Soonhee(虞淳熙)

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2020, (50), pp.83-110
  • DOI : 10.20516/classic.2020.50.83
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : July 22, 2020
  • Accepted : August 12, 2020
  • Published : August 31, 2020

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ABSTRACT

During the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592 (the Imjin War), Joseon and Ming dynasties had direct and close exchanges. In particular, literature exchange between Korea and China was actively conducted by Joseon literati who visited the Ming Dynasty as an official diplomatic mission or received envoys from the Ming Dynasty, among which Heo Gyun actively introduced Joseon’s literature to the Ming Dynasty. Heo Gyun compiled Joseon’s poems as well as his older sister Heo Nanseolheon’s poems and delivered them directly to writers of the Ming Dynasty who were interested in Joseon literature. In the process, Joseon’s literature was spread through the association of writers from the literary circles of the Ming Dynasty, focusing on Ju Jibeon (朱之蕃) and Gu Tan (丘坦), who met Heo Gyun in person and encountered Joseon literature. Writers from the Ming Dynasty never visited Joseon, but they had the opportunity to learn about Joseon’s literature and discuss and criticize it together. They again spread Joseon’s literature to other writers. Among them, Woo Soonhee, a renowned writer who has a personal network with Ju Jibeon and Gu Tan, added a preface (序文) to the collection of poems titled Joseonyeong (朝鮮詠). Woo Soonhee had an influential literary organization in Kangnam, which was the center of literature at that time. Ju Jibeon and Gu Tan, the envoys of the Ming Dynasty who met Heo Gyun of Joseon in person, introduced Joseon's literature to their writers in the second phase. The literary organization of the Ming Dynasty played an important role in the interest of writers of the Ming Dynasty in Joseon literature in the process of introducing Joseon literature to their writers in the second and third rounds of propagating Joseon literature to Heo Gyun of the Joseon Dynasty.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.