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The Vanished Women of Korea: The Anonymity of Texts and the Historicity of Subjects

JaHyun Kim Haboush

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Although they remain faceless, there were, at any given moment until the nineteenth century, at least 500 women in service at court during Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910). These women are often seen in the ... More


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