Hwang Jinyi

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In this Korean name, the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Jinyi
Hangul 황진이
Hanja 黃眞伊
Revised Romanization Hwang Jini
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Chini
Gisaeng name
Hangul 명월
Hanja 明月
Revised Romanization Myeong-wol
McCune–Reischauer Myŏngwŏl

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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