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Hwang Jinyi

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In this Korean name, the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Jinyi
Revised RomanizationHwang Jini
McCune–ReischauerHwang Chini
Gisaeng name
Revised RomanizationMyeong-wol

Hwang Jinyi (c. 1520 - c. 1560) was a gisaeng of the Joseon Dynasty who lived during the reign of King Jungjong. Her gisaeng name was Myeongwol (meaning "bright moon"). She was said to be charming, witty, very beautiful, and very smart. Her personal life has inspired movies, a TV series, operas, and many novels. She has become a modern popular cultural icon of Korea.

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