Creative Women of Korea: The Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries

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M.E. Sharpe, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 250 pages
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This book introduces important contributions in the humanities by a select group of traditional and modern Korean women, from the 15th through the 20th centuries. The literary and artistic works of these women are considered Korean classics, and the featured artists and writers range from a queen, to a courtesan, to a Buddhist nun, to unknown women of Korea. Although women's works were generally meant only to circulate among women, these creative expressions have caught the attention of literary and artistic connoisseurs. By bringing them to light, the book seeks to demonstrate how Korean women have tried to give their lives meaning over the ages through their very diverse, yet common artistic responses to the details and drama of everyday life in Confucian Korea. The stories of these women and their work give us glimpses of their personal views on culture, aesthetics, history, society, politics, morality, and more.
 

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Contents

The Naehun and the Politics of Gender in FifteenthCentury
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The Foremost Woman Painter of
58
H6 Nansorhon and Shakespeares Sister
78
Demythologizing Hwang Chini
96
The Memoirs of Lady
122
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Kim-Renaud is professor of Korean language and culture and international affairs at George Washington University.

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