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Dowager Queens and Royal Succession in Premodern Korea

A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...WHEN THE EIGTH king, Yejong (r. 1468-1469), of the Chosŏn dynasty of Korea (1392-1910) unexpectedly passed away, Queen Dowager Chŏnghŭ i (1418-1483) was with him in the king’s quarter, or Kangnyŏng chŏn (Hall of Health and Peace). The queen...