Chinese Influence in Premodern Korean Literature


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Chinese Influence in Premodern Korean Literature
Premodern Korean Literature
Premodern Korean literature would seem simple enough to define: any literary production that predates the modern era in Korea would seem to be automatically included. There might be some disagreement on the terminus date for the “modern era,” but the different dates proposed all fall within a few years of 1910, when Korea was made part of the Japanese empire (Fulton 30). Considering that the earliest extant Korean literature dates to the fifth or sixth centuries CE (Fulton 25), this given premodern Korean literature a time frame of about 1500 years.
However, much of premodern Korean literature is not written in Korean. It is in the literary form of Chinese, the...
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.....A6). Four other sources are referenced below, which should come to nine or ten overall.
Fulton, Bruce. “Korea's Literary Tradition.” Korea Society, 2007. Web. 4 December, 2011. <>
Kim Man-Choong [Kim Man-jung]. The Cloud Dream of the Nine. c. 1689. Tr. James S. Gale. London: The Westminster Press, 1922. Web. 4 December, 2011. <>
Lee, Peter H. (ed.) Anthology of Korean Literature: From Early Times to the Nineteenth Century. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1981.
McCann, David Richard. Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.