BOOK REVIEW: Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea: New Perspectives

Topics touched on in the book included female Neo-Confucianist scholars, widows, slaves, the ideal virtuous woman of the time and what was expected of her, information on educational texts to teach Confucianist ideals to women and also a fascinating essay on how the Imjin War (a devastating invasion of Joseon Korea in 1592, which lasted years) and the subsequent Manchu invasions (of which I know much less!) really changed the way society engaged with Confucianism in the latter half of the Joseon dynasty.⁠ … More BOOK REVIEW: Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea: New Perspectives

BOOK THOUGHTS: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

This was such an interesting read for me. I don’t know that I loved it from a reading experience and story point of view, but I can also see the power behind this piece of fiction, and how important the themes and ideas are. For those reasons, I am so glad I read it, because it really succeeds in delivering the powerful message it aims for. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Lee Evie Diary: What I’ve been reading, researching and thinking about this week!

Here is a random collection of thoughts from this week (22 Feb 2021). I have been doing lots of Korean history research and reading, lots of dreaming about going overseas on a trip, and of course, lots of writing! … More Lee Evie Diary: What I’ve been reading, researching and thinking about this week!

Limited time FREE EBOOK giveaway: a special illustrated edition of PROMISE SEASON

For a limited time (between 01 FEB and 15 FEB 2021) I am giving away FREE ebook copies of a special illustrated edition of my novel PROMISE SEASON, a dark and romantic mystery story set in old Korea during the Joseon dynasty. … More Limited time FREE EBOOK giveaway: a special illustrated edition of PROMISE SEASON

BOOK THOUGHTS: Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher

This book is a wonderful, interesting and fun ride into seedy 1929 Berlin, telling a fast-paced detective noir tale that ties into the dark underbelly of the city and the fascinatingly complex political landscape of the time. I really enjoyed reading this, it is a brick of a book but I tore through it very quickly. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher