King Jeongjo of Joseon was just as lettered and devoted to the people as King Sejong in the earlier Joseon period. And that meant he was under constant stress. King Jeongjo had only one form of relief from all the work...
Seasonal divisions and gifts

Seasonal divisions and gifts


In the late Joseon era, famed calligrapher Kim Jeong-hee김정희 used to find comfort in drinking tea while he was in exile in Jeju Island....

Yun Seon-do

Yun Seon-do


On the year he turned 65, noted Confucian scholar Yun Seon-do resigned from his government post and went to live in Bogil Island in southern Korea....

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