usually divided chronologically into a classical and a modern period However, this often questioned because of the reform after the mid-19th century and the influence of the West.
developed against the backdrop of traditional folk beliefs influenced by Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism
developed out of its contact with Western culture, following the course of modernization.Not only Christian thought, but also various artistic trends and influences were imported from the West.
Chinese language became less influential the Korean script, Han-gul was being used more and more frequently, resulting in the growth and development of Korean language and literature studies
Hyangga poetry (The poems may consist of four, eight or ten lines., poems written by Buddhist monks, very few have survived) Joseonperiod poetrythe sijo (danga) has a simple, three-stanza structure: first, middle and lastThe lines average 14-16 syllables, for a total of 44-46You ask how many friends I have? Water and stone, bamboo and pine.The moon rising over the eastern hill is a joyful comrade.Besides these five companions, what other pleasure should I ask? By YunSeondo The Joseon Dynasty promoted literature in Hangul
17th Century Tales of Kumo (written in Chinese) Japanese Imperialism National Division Translation
Korean literature was largely unknown to the world until the 1980s, when translations of Korean literary works began to appear in foreign countries. Translations have been weak, but continue to improve and are now becoming extremely popular.