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The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

Author: JaHyun Kim Haboush

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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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.

Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Category: History

Page: 432

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Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought.

Creative Women of Korea: The Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries

The Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries

Author: Young-Key Kim-Renaud

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 280

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This book introduces important contributions in the humanities by a select group of traditional and modern Korean women, from the 15th through the 20th centuries. The literary and artistic works of these women are considered Korean classics, and the featured artists and writers range from a queen, to a courtesan, to a Buddhist nun, to unknown women of Korea. Although women's works were generally meant only to circulate among women, these creative expressions have caught the attention of literary and artistic connoisseurs. By bringing them to light, the book seeks to demonstrate how Korean women have tried to give their lives meaning over the ages through their very diverse, yet common artistic responses to the details and drama of everyday life in Confucian Korea. The stories of these women and their work give us glimpses of their personal views on culture, aesthetics, history, society, politics, morality, and more.

Memoirs of the Red Queen

The Crown Princess' Own Story

Author: Hyegyŏnggung Hong Ssi

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pacific Affairs

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Category: Pan-Pacific relations

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Korean Culture

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Category: Korea

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Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan

Author: Dorothy Ko

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: History

Page: 337

View: 560

This book rewrites the history of East Asia by rethinking the contentious relationship between "Confucianisms" and "women."

Newsletter

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Category: Korea

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Asian Folklore Studies

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Category: Asia

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Memoirs Of The Red Queen

Author: Lady

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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