Keywords: Culture & History

Buksanggi is a recently discovered Korean play, presumed written in 1780 or 1840 by its discoverer, Ahn Dae-hoe, a professor of Korean literature in classical Chinese at Sungkyunkwan University.

It involves a love affair between Kim Nak-an, a 61-year-old man in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, and Kim Sun-ok, an 18-year-old gisaeng or female entertainer of the period. They meet at a party and he is attracted to her. He finally wins her, then loses her, to an exile in a baduk game. But her mother Bongraeseon seduces the exile into sending Sun-ok back.

[ext] archived chosun.com page

Buksanggi last edited by bugcat on October 11, 2021 - 22:40
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