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Dowager Queens and Royal Succession in Premodern Korea

Seokyung Han

SeoKyung Han (PhD, philosophy, State University of New York at Binghampton) explores the book culture and history of antiquity through premodern East Asia. She focuses on how the Buddhist sutras and the (Neo-)Confucian classics were secularized and popularized across eras and regions and how women engaged in reproducing those authorial texts, not only as narrative object but also as author and/or as audience (reader and listener) of the texts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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...