Purpose to socialize yangban children to positive

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How might women have sought to create an empowered space for women?
QuestionAccording to Pettid, how does knowledge enable power, in terms of women’s lives in late Choson?How real is this power?11/12/14 NOTESLady Hyegyong and Prince SadoWife of Crown Prince Sado (at age 27, in 1762) who was sentenced to die by his father King YongjoOnly known incident of royal filicide in Choson historyDepicted as tragedy beyond human understanding, absolving both father and son of responsibility (pp 126-7)Sado IncidentQuestion character and virtue of king and crown prince, legitimacy of royal houserepercussions on King Yongjo and Chongjo, who was posthumously adopted by Sado’s deceased older brother, Prince HyojangBefore Yongjo’s death, Chongjo petitioned for King’s permission to erase entries pertaining to SadoMemoirs
MemorialsLady Hyegyong’s memoirs as seen by HaboushHaboushmemoirs build up; first three describe “emotional turmoil and political repercussions of the Sado incident” and refers directly to the incident only in the last memoir (p 128)Because woman’s sense of self is more relational, much about people around herHyegyong also tries to recompose and discover herself through writing of memoirsSelf-doubt and guilt eased with birth of grandson on her birthdayPersonal, social, human, cosmic spheres are complicated separately but relationship between them is even more complex (p 139); much that humans cannot comprehendUpholds primacy of social order, subsuming individual concerns for public cause; pain and sorrow transformed into writing1795 memoirAddressed to nephew, heir of her natal familyFamily injunction meant to instruct, giving advice and encouragement to familyFond memories of childhood that ended when she became candidate for royalweddingProcess of becoming crown princess, leaving behind her familyPalace lifeDeath of her mother in 1755, crown prince’s illness referred to from about 1756Apologia for herself and her father about why they lived on after Sado’s deathDemands imposed by different roles 1801 memoirAfter death of son Chongjo, addressed to King SunjoQueen Chongsun (yongjo’s second wife) appointed queen dowager regent to King Sunjo; their two families were archrivals

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