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Jewel in the Palace 2003

  • 2004-03-23T12:51:00Z
  • MBC
  • 2003-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 2 days, 6 hours, 0 mins
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Korean
  • Drama, History
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. 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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