East Asia Digital Library

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Title
Creator
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Women in Royal Palace

Title

Naehoon

Title : 內訓

Creator : 昭惠王后 編, 인수대비

Publisher : [刊寫者未詳]

Issued : 1736

URI : NLKKOL000020059

Transcription of Queen Inyeol Epitaph

Title : 仁烈王後碑閣謄錄

Publisher : [刊寫者未詳]

URI : NLKKOL000028838

The Memoires of Lady Hyegyong.

Title : 혜경궁읍혈녹

Creator : 惠慶宮 洪氏 著

Publisher : [刊寫者未詳]

URI : NLKKOL000029735

Women in Royal Palace

Title
Women in Royal Palace(en) , 왕실 여성(ko)
Abstract
In the Joseon dynasty, a queen was on the top tier of a hierarchy of all women in palaces including royal concubines and noblemen’s wives. A queen was a delegate who performed a king’s duties in the absence of a king and a Crown Prince. Likewise with a king, a queen passed down her orders via various certified documents. She received bureaucrats’ greeting and regards, including ceremony in which officials greet a king to honor a king’s grace. A queen also had banquets hosted by herself. As such, queens were not just mere women remained in the private sphere, but arguably public figures as a king’s equal.(en)

조선시대 왕비는 후궁을 비롯해서 궁궐에서 생활하는 모든 여성 및 양반 관료의 부인들을 이끄는 최상위 지위에 있었다. 왕비는 국왕과 왕세자의 부재시 국왕의 임무를 대행하였다. 왕비는 국왕과 마찬가지로 각종 부절[符信]을 통해 명령을 전달했다. 또 왕비는 신료들의 사은숙배를 비롯해 조하(朝賀)와 문안을 받았으며, 주인으로서 주최하는 연회도 있었다. 그러므로 왕비는 왕실의 ‘사사로운’ 여성이 아니라 국왕에 짝하는 공적인 존재였다.(ko)
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