This paper investigates Dong-Yue, an officer of Ming Dynasty, his life story, writings and his diplomatic relations with Joseon Dynasty in advance.
Through the above exploratory approach, we are able to realize why Dong-Yue can create such a literature works, Joseon Fu, which prose’s interspersed with verse.
Afterwards will investigate the following six questions for study: 1.The source of the Joseon Fu; 2.The structures of paragraph and the main points of synopsis of the Joseon Fu; 3.Ideological contents of Joseon Fu; 4. The distinguishing features of the types of literature of the Joseon Fu; 5.Artistic expression of the Joseon Fu; 6.Summig up the values of the Joseon Fu: First, Aspect of historic documents, this will serve as important documents for investigating the geography and culture of Joseon Dynasty, and important historic diplomatic documents for both ancient China and Korea, the effects of a glimpse and consulting as well and a good example of East Asian Sinology books and records exchange; Second, Aspect of literature, that Joseon Fu is advocated earlier to take subject matter of foreign lands, holding the meanings of pleasing and trust, taking the strong points of literature and history, but it is an excellent work of antithetical “Fu” due to it can avoid the traditional habits of exaggerating and decorating.
In conclusion, Dong-Yue is an outstanding diplomatic officer of Ming Dynasty, while Joseon Fu is an excellent “Fu” with both the satisfactory of form and content, and values of document and literature.