What is Korean literature? / Cho Tong-il: Korea is located in Far East Asia.
Hyangga / Kim Yeol-gyu: Hyangga is the name used to describe a genre of songs written in a script called hyangchal mainly during the Silla Dynasty (53 B.C.-918 A.D.) and the early part of the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392).
Korean poetry in Chinese / Kim Jong-gil: Until the early days of this century, poetry-writing in classical Chinese was very much a part of the life of an educated Korean.
Koryo Dynasty poetry / Choi Jin-won: Koryo Dynasty is divided into early and late Koryo periods, with the military coup of 1170 (the 24th year of King Euijong) as the dividing line.
Sijo / Pak-Chol-hui: Sijo is one of the genres of the Korean literary legacy which has the longest history.
Gasa / Yi Sang-bo: Gasa is a verse from the rhythmic unit of four syllables, while it sets no limitation of the length.
Classical novels / Kim Gi-dong: From the viewpoint of Korean literary history, especially in the field of novels, the turn of the twentieth century divides novels into two eras: those which were written since the beginning of the twentieth century are considered contemporary novels whereas those written before, classical novels.
Poetry /Kim Yong-sik: Modern Korean poetry began with the opening of the country at the end of the nineteenth century, when Korea was forced to give up her voluntary seclusion from the rest of the world due to the pressure of international imperialist politics.
Novels / Yu Jong-ho: It has been common practice to treat Korean literature in accordance with the chronological divisions of political history.
Dramas / Suh Yon-ho: The Korean people, who have lived as hunters, food-gatherers, and agricultural settlers, have a long historical tradition of festivals and religious rituals for fertility, luck, and plentiful crop.
What is Korean literature? / Cho Tong-il: With all this in mind I have been writing A general history of Korean literature, which will eventually consist of six volumes, of which four volumes have already been published.
Koryo Dynasty poetry / Choi Jin-won: All three Kyonggi Chegas testify to the new interest in the objective reality on the part of the rising literati class and give expression to its spirited self-confidence.
Sijo / Pak-Chol-hui: ... is testimony that it is the most suitable poetic form to meet the aesthetic need of the Korean people, and that it has not been fossilized but is still a working medium to express our various experiences and inner desires.
Dramas / Suh Yon-ho: It is true that there are factors in the reality of the country that are hostile to the development of drama, but with all the energy and willpower that are being activated, Korean drama has enough momentum to enter into a period of Renaissance.