- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; Second Edition, Reissue, With a New Foreword by Dorothy Ko edition (September 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520280482
- ISBN-13: 978-0520280489
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea Second Edition, Reissue, With a New Foreword by Dorothy Ko Edition
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“This authoritative edition. . . elucidates the intricate world of Korean court―its morass of age-old strictures, interfamilial rivalries, and just plain ill will―through which Lady Hyegyong had to navigate, both in her life and writing. . . Part of what makes these memoirs so gripping is the threat of erasure, present from the start.”
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“Lady Hyegyong writes of a life that none of us could have lived, yet her words and feelings are the same as those expressed and experienced by women in many time periods and many civilizations. . . . The translation by JaHyun Kim Haboush is fluid, and her wonderfully analytical introduction gives the reader useful background material, as well as insightful interpretation.”
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This is a very good book to read about Joseon history in an easy light manner and at the same time to read about the intriguing Joseon court life. According to history King Jeongjo was a very good King, who shaped the further growth and development of Joseon's popular culture.
Yes, if you like Korean history, drama, detective like stories with real history background, scholarly articulated yet in poem form writing - this is the book.