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In this Korean name, the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Jinyi
Hangul황진이
Hanja黃眞伊
Revised RomanizationHwang Jini
McCune–ReischauerHwang Chini
Gisaeng name
Hangul명월
Hanja明月
Revised RomanizationMyeong-wol
McCune–ReischauerMyŏngwŏl

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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