本文共分五章，主要探討鄭用錫其人與其詩作品。要研究鄭用錫生平，自應溯其先世，瞭解其家族概況，認識其家族成員，所以先敘寫鄭用錫之先世與家族，再來介紹鄭用錫之生平，接著闡發其詩作品之內容及藝術特色，探究鄭用錫詩歌之價值，最後總結前文，歸納鄭用錫之成就及對後代之影響。 Zheng Yong-xi (1788-1858),as the first Taiwanese candidate, was an official for only three years, because he left the position and went back his hometown for taking his old mother. Zheng played an important role in the locality. Why did Zheng become the first Taiwanese candidate? What influences did he have on the town? How did people in his age think about him? What influences does he have on recently times? What are contents and distinguishing features in his poetry? All about those are issues in the study.
Zheng’s forefather lived in Fu-jian but his members settled down in Zhu-qian. In 1823, he was the first Taiwanese candidate called “Kai-tai-haung-jia”. In Zheng’s late life, he built Bei-guo-yuan to promote education and literature in the north of Taiwan and created a “Yuan-lin-shi Faction”. Japanese, Yi-Neng-Jia-Ju, called Zheng as “Bei-tai-wei-ren”. The study focuses on his books- “Bei-guo-yuan Shi Chao”.
The study includes five chapters. Discussing Zheng’s character and his poetry is th main idea. First, the author researches Zheng’s background from his forefather to family members. Next, the author introduces Zheng’s life and finds out the artistic characteristics and value by analyzing contents of Zheng’s poetry. Finally, the author expects to sum up all Zheng’s achievements and influences that Zheng had on modern times.