Korean studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
"The Chosŏn State (1392-1910) is typically portrayed as a rigid society because of its hereditary status system, slavery, and Confucian gender norms. However, The Emotions of Justice reveals a surprisingly complex picture of a judicial system that operated in a contradictory fashion by discriminating against subjects while simultaneously minimizing such discrimination. Jisoo Kim contends that the state's recognition of wŏn, or the sense of being wronged, permitted subjects of different genders or statuses to interact in the legal realm and in doing so illuminates the intersection of law, emotions, and gender in premodern Korea"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-207) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Author's note Kings of the Chosŏn Dynasty The Confucian state, law, and emotions Gender, writing, and legal performance Women's grievances and their gendered narrative of wŏn Seeking vindication or begging pardon on behalf of the living In search of justice on behalf of the dead.
KPA120 .K563 2015
Seattle : University of Washington Press,