Ealc275-lecture5 - 11/30/09MemoirsofLadyHyegyong1

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Women in Choson Korea (1392-1910) (ruling class: scholar officials (yangban); official written  language: Chinese; ideology: Confucianism; upper class women can be literated) Choson women - Patrilocal marriage (women would marry into her husband and live in her  husband’s family) - Women’s three lords: (before marriage)father, (after marriage)husband and (after  husband die)son - Women writers: largely wrote in  Han’gul  script Lady Hyegyong (1735-1815)  Her personal name is unknown Daughter of a prestigious yangban family Wife of the crown prince Sado Daughter-in-law of King Yongjo Mother of King Chogjo But never Queen, and never even Queen Mother? The Memoirs Hanjongnok: Record Written in Silence Written in Han’gul (not official language at that time) 4 memoirs Published in the 20 th  century Private & Public - Because of the special class of lady Hyegyong
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course EALC 275 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Ealc275-lecture5 - 11/30/09MemoirsofLadyHyegyong1

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