Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hangjung Mallok – Part 2: The Memoir of 1795

Lady Hyegyǒng wrote her first memoir, the “Memoir of 1795,” in response to a request by her nephew, Suyǒng, who lamented that the Hong family had nothing she wrote to pass on to future generations. This memoir details the interesting … Continue reading

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The Hangjung Mallok (한중만록), or Memoirs Written in Silence – Part 1

The Hangjung Mallok is a very important literary classic in Korean history. One reason it stands out is the fact that it was written by a very prominent princess of the Joseon court in a time when women didn’t write … Continue reading

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The palace is nearly ready for visitors. Our

The palace is nearly ready for visitors. Our first discussion of a Korean classic will be coming soon in May! Do you prefer chrysanthemum or jasmine tea?

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