A Jewel in the Palace

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A Jewel in the Palace is about 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, “Jewel in the Palace” is based on a true story about a legendary girl named Jang-Geum who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times.

  • Drama: A Jewel in the Palace
  • Revised romanization: Dae Jang Geum
  • Hangul: 대장금
  • Director: Lee Byung-Hoon
  • Writer: Kim Young-Hyun
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 54
  • Release Date: September 15, 2003 – March 23, 2004


Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king.

She was even given by the king the title “The Great Jang-Geum”.

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