Literary tendency of return to the old , initiated by former/later seven men(Jeonhoo chilja in Korean) in Ming dynasty, was received in Chosun in sixteenth and seventeenth century, and had great impacts and influences on prose writing. Some studies on this era was mainly focused on two themes: First was changing of prose style into pseudo-ancient style or anti-pseudo-ancient style , after receiving literary theory of Ming dynasty. Second thing was on the shaping of Chin-Han guwen (Jin-Han gomun in Korean, writing style of prose modelled for the prose of Chin-Han dynasty) group. Shin Choe was belonging to Chin-Han guwen group. He succeeded to literary tradition of Shin Heum and Shin Iksung based on Chin-Han guwen , and handed it down to Sikam Kim Seokjoo. Shin Choe received Tang-Sung guwen (Dang-Song gomun in Korean, writing style of prose modelled for the prose of eight great literati of Tang-Sung dynasty) on the foundation of Chin-Han guwen fashionable at his time. He argued that prose should be natural, and was cautious of unusual, unconventional style. His argumentation was on the harmony of the two: one was Tang-Sung guwen which put the importance on thematic communicability and the other Chin-Han guwen which considered rhetoric first. It is proved by the fact that he edited a book composed of two representatives, Wang Shizhen, representative of Chin-Han guwen group and Mao Kun, representative of Tang-Sung guwen group. His literary value and position could be laid on his role as a bridge in the age of transition from Chin-Han guwen to Tang-Sung guwen .
Ⅱ. 문학적 성향