The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

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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 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. The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and of how the genre of autobiography fared in premodern times.
 

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I really enjoyed this book, a set of four memoirs written by Lady Hyegyong in the Korean royal palace around 1800. The first three memoirs, written in 1795, 1801, and 1802, give fascinating details ... 閱讀評論全文

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INTRODUCTION
1
Narrating Lives and the Sense of Self
6
The Genres
11
Themes and Issues
15
Texts
32
TRANSLATORS NOTE
37
PRINCIPAL PERSONS
39
THE MEMOIRS OF LADY HYEGYŎNG
47
The Memoir of 1802
197
The Memoir of 1805
241
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE YI ROYAL HOUSE
338
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE HONG FAMILY
340
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE KYŎNGJU KIM FAMILY
342
NOTES
343
GLOSSARY
355
INDEX
363

The Memoir of 1795
49
The Memoir of 1801
137

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JaHyun Kim Haboush is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and History at the University of Illinois.

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