Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout
Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The tale of Empress Gi, a Korean in China whose imperial scheming was worthy of a K-drama

  • Presented to Mongol emperor Toghon Temur as a tea maid, Gi charmed her way to power in the Yuan dynasty
  • Her plot to depose the emperor, however, resulted in tragedy, war and the downfall of the dynasty

Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout
Ha Ji-won (centre) in the titular role in The Empress Ki, which tells the tale of the Korean consort. Photo: Handout
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