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Ted 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 captur Why I bought this book? It all started by a Korean drama about how King Yeongjo putting his own son the Crown Prince Sado to death later Prince Sado's son became King Jeongjo he took it upon himself to prove his father's innocence and later he plotted to kill all those involved in his death The background in uestion was a very intriguing historical period that was dramatized for TV At the end of the drama I felt something still not completed and I was happy to find The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong at first it was not an easy reading because I am not a Korean and I do not know their history well Reading the memoirs I felt like reading a very elegant ongoing poem kind of dream like tales of what went on behind the majestic palace perhaps that was the style of writing for that period of time This book actually could serve as a good historical and political reading when un official palace history record was not available Reader would feel the sadness the struggle of Lady Hyegyong whose husband was the Crown Prince that had gone mad ordered to be put in a rice box to die by his own father The grand father King Yeongjo raised up Prince Sado's son to be the next in line carefully watching the boy in every detail totally not trusting the boy until he could prove his worthiness Lady Hyegyong would have liked to take her own life soon after her husband's death but to ensure her son would not meet the same fate Lady Hyegyong endured all the hardship and the political games that went on inside the court to help her son to be the next King Unfortunately his son did not live long and died at 48 suddenly; Lady Hyegyong found herself once needing to help her grandson to be the King He is known as King Sunjo who would realize and to fulfill his father's dream of a better JoseonThis 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 cultureYes if you like Korean history drama detective like stories with real history background scholarly articulated yet in poem form writing this is the book

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The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth Century KoreaEs 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 uniue exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern e This book exceeded my expectations I read Lady Hyegyong's memoirs then the introduction and then the memoirs of 1795 and 1805 over again with what I had learned from the introduction in mind The translation is such that the tone of its historical period is maintained and yet she feels as does Prince Sado completely real and close Reading about their final conversation was heart breaking but I am grateful to her for writing it By the time I put her book down I better understood some uite important things about politics about abuse and mental illness about the importance of memoirs and I so much better appreciated the significance in particular of women's memoirs The appendixes notes and images were extremely well done and helpful I looked at them often I did have trouble finding the end notes for the introduction but that's a small complaint over all At first I thought this book a bit expensive but that dissolved as soon as I began reading This purchase was truly money well spent