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Litterateur Hong Kil-ju’s Notions about the Six Classics — Focusing on the References Relating to Its Literary Style

Kim, sookyoung 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper is to discuss Hong Kil-ju’s understandings on the Six Classics’ literary style. That is to say, we take the Six Classics’s style as our discussion’s key intermediation, and investigate how Hong Kil-ju reflects his perspective of a literary style in his literary writing and creating theory. We ultimately want to observe the way a writer creates his own literary style through exploiting the Six Classics. That is why this paper try to Hong Kil-ju’s literary style by way of examining his understanding on the Six Classics literary style. We believe that it can not only remind us the various roles of Confucian classics in the creation of the application, but also help us find a certain phenomenon that the Confucian Classics plays diverse parts at the creation development in different periods or different areas. This study finds out that, there are at least three categories in the Hong Kil-ju’s understanding on the Six Classics: a traditional Confucian category, a category covering the Analects of Confucius, the Mencius, even the Primary Learning and a category called as “new” Six Classics relating to the present time. Hong Kil-ju’s use of the word the Six Classics is usually not a traditional notion, but referred to the considerably generalized Confucian classics. This can also be a proof that we should examine the theory of Hong Kil-ju’s literary theory not from the view of restricted Confucian school, but from the view of literature. This paper also examines that the fact that Hong Kil-ju emphasizes the Six Classics’ contemporary characteristics and its languages’ naturalistic characteristics, not only becomes a significant part of Hong Kil-ju’s understanding on the Six Classics, but also consists a core ground for his creation. In addition, this paper introduces various articles that Hong Kil-ju discusses the Six Classics from the literary point of view and his several work pieces parodying the Six Classics. Based on this study result, we hope further deepen the understanding of the Six Classics’ various roles in the stylistics and creation fields.

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