The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong Author : Hyegyŏnggung Hong Ssi
Release : 2013-09-14
Publisher : Univ of California Press
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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman. JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid translation captures the intimate and expressive voice of this consummate storyteller. Reissued nearly twenty years after its initial publication with a new foreword by Dorothy Ko, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern era.

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong Author : JaHyun Kim Haboush
Release : 2013-09-14
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 0520957296
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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman. JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid translation captures the intimate and expressive voice of this consummate storyteller. Reissued nearly twenty years after its initial publication with a new foreword by Dorothy Ko, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern era.

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyŏng

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyŏng Author : Hyegyŏnggung Hong Ssi
Release : 1996
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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, is one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, which depicts a court life whose drama and pathos is of Shakespearean proportions. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman.

Korean Culture

Korean Culture Author :
Release : 1997
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The Gest Library Journal

The Gest Library Journal Author :
Release : 1992
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Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan Author : Dorothy Ko
Release : 2003-08-28
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 0520927826
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Representing an unprecedented collaboration among international scholars from Asia, Europe, and the United States, this volume rewrites the history of East Asia by rethinking the contentious relationship between Confucianism and women. The authors discuss the absence of women in the Confucian canonical tradition and examine the presence of women in politics, family, education, and art in premodern China, Korea, and Japan. What emerges is a concept of Confucianism that is dynamic instead of monolithic in shaping the cultures of East Asian societies. As teachers, mothers, writers, and rulers, women were active agents in this process. Neither rebels nor victims, these women embraced aspects of official norms while resisting others. The essays present a powerful image of what it meant to be female and to live a woman’s life in a variety of social settings and historical circumstances. Challenging the conventional notion of Confucianism as an oppressive tradition that victimized women, this provocative book reveals it as a modern construct that does not reflect the social and cultural histories of East Asia before the nineteenth century.

Newsreview

Newsreview Author :
Release : 1997-07
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Pacific Affairs

Pacific Affairs Author :
Release : 1997
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Korean Studies

Korean Studies Author :
Release : 2002
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Epistolary Korea

Epistolary Korea Author : JaHyun Kim Haboush
Release : 2009-05-01
Publisher : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 0231148038
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By expanding the definition of "epistle" to include any writing that addresses the intended receiver directly, JaHyun Kim Haboush introduces readers to the rich epistolary practice of Chos?n Korea. The Chos?n dynasty (1392-1910) produced an abundance of epistles, writings that mirror the genres of neighboring countries (especially China) while retaining their own specific historical trajectory. Written in both literary Chinese and vernacular Korean, the writings collected here range from royal public edicts to private letters, a fascinating array that blurs the line between classical and everyday language and the divisions between men and women. Haboush's selections also recast the relationship between epistolography and the concept of public and private space. Haboush groups her epistles according to where they were written and read: public letters, letters to colleagues and friends, social letters, and family letters. Then she arranges them according to occasion: letters on leaving home, deathbed letters, letters of fiction, and letters to the dead. She examines the mechanics of epistles, their communicative space, and their cultural and political meaning. With its wholly unique collection of materials, Epistolary Korea produces more than a vivid chronicle of pre- and early modern Korean life. It breaks new ground in establishing the terms of a distinct, non-European form of epistolography.

Memoirs of the Red Queen

Memoirs of the Red Queen Author : Hyegyŏnggung Hong Ssi
Release : 2004
Publisher : Routledge
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Translated into English from the Korean script (han'gul), the memoir of Lady Hong (1735-1815) of Hyegyong Palace is an autobiographical memoir. Known as Hanjung nok and dated 1796, it was prepared over a period of about eleven years, in the twilight years of Lady Hong's life as a vivid account of her personal life and its great tragedy. It is a compelling story of a young girl's introduction into court life; of her selection as a royal consort at the early age of ten; and the various events of her life. Lady Hong tells of her early fears on entering the court and how she came to terms with the deprivations which existed within the palace walls. The memoir explores woman's subservience to male rulers who were moulded by Confucian ideology and Lady Hong's fortitude and resolution in trying to prevent, or at least delay, her husband's inevitable demise.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts Author : Eric H. Boehm
Release : 1999
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The Economist

The Economist Author :
Release : 2004
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Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Groups Author :
Release : 1979
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A collection of articles illustrating the diversity of origins of the American people.

Acta Koreana

Acta Koreana Author :
Release : 2002
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Impressions of the East

Impressions of the East Author : Deborah Rudolph
Release : 2007
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Color woodblock prints, early maps of Asia and beyond, and gorgeously detailed scrolls are just some of the highlights in the collection of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Imbedded in the descriptions of the works featured is a lucidly sketched history of the countries where the works originated and the ways in which they influenced each other. The library is the second-largest academic collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean books, maps, manuscripts, and other printed matter in the U.S.

Index Indo-asiaticus

Index Indo-asiaticus Author :
Release : 2000
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Newsletter

Newsletter Author :
Release : 1999
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Korea Journal

Korea Journal Author :
Release : 1997
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A Concise History of Korea

A Concise History of Korea Author : Michael J. Seth
Release : 2006
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century. Its thorough chronological narrative equally emphasizes social, cultural, and political history. Students will be especially drawn to descriptions of everyday life for both elite and non-elite members of society during various historical periods. Michael Seth synthesizes recent scholarship to provide a clear understanding of Korean history, also addressing some important historiographical issues in an easily comprehended, non-technical manner. Five historical maps illustrate the changes in the region over time. The annotated bibliography of works in English is a useful addition for students, who will find this book to be a clear and comprehensive Korean history.