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Gong Ji-young was born on 31 January, 1963 in Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, is a Novelist, influencer. Discover Gong Ji-young's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 57 years old?

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Occupation Novelist, influencer
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 31 January 1963
Birthday 31 January
Birthplace Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korea

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Who Is Gong Ji-young's Husband?

Her husband is Lee Hae-young (m. 1997–2004), Oh Byeong Cheol (m. 1993–1995), Wie Ki-cheol (m. 1985–1991)

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Husband Lee Hae-young (m. 1997–2004), Oh Byeong Cheol (m. 1993–1995), Wie Ki-cheol (m. 1985–1991)
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Children Wie Yoon-Nyeong, Lee Jae-jae, Oh Dung-bin

Gong Ji-young Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-2020. So, how much is Gong Ji-young worth at the age of 57 years old? Gong Ji-young’s income source is mostly from being a successful Novelist. She is from South Korea. We have estimated Gong Ji-young's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
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The 2018 South Korean action drama film Seven Years of Night is based on Jung's novel of the same name.


Her 2009 novel The Crucible had a substantial impact on Korean society and law with respect to the rights of the handicapped. When its film adaptation became a major hit in 2011, members of South Korea's Grand National Party pressed for an investigation of Gong based on her engagement in "political activities." Kim Yeon-ho, a GNP politician and member of the Human Rights Commission, proposed to investigate Gong because her verbose depiction "over-intimidated" citizens. Gong later mocked Kim Yeon-ho's remark by expressing a humorous gratitude, posting "Thank you, Grand National Party, for making me internationally famous" on her Twitter account. Gong is an influential tweeter with about 300,000 followers, and has used the social networking platform to discuss social issues and controversial opinions.


Gong, along with South Korean writers Lee Ki-ho and Ham Min-bok, was an early adopter of the internet. She first published The Crucible on South Korean internet portal Daum on November 7, 2008, and left the work up for six months. This kind of serial writing is common in South Korea, but it is traditionally done in newspapers.


Our Happy Time was adapted into the film Maundy Thursday. It drew significant attention when the movie opened in September 2006, becoming the first Korean novel in four years to top the bestselling charts, and staying on top for eight weeks in a row.


While social activism is one of Gong's main thematic concerns, another equally important interest is the issue of women, particularly the failure of society to shed its patriarchal way of thinking. Gong continues to advocate gender equality, often pointing out that this equality, which is guaranteed by law, is not yet a reality. Her 1993 novel Go Alone Like the Horn of a Rhinoceros, which deals directly with women's issues, was made into a movie (in 1995 Go Alone Like a Rhino Horn was the first of Gong's novels to be made into a feature film), as well as play.


In the late 1990s, Gong continued to devote her attention to the issue of women and laborers, as well as expanding her creative energy to include the underprivileged and discriminated members of Korean society. In her 1998 novel, My Sister Bongsoon, Gong portrayed the life of a woman in the 1960s. In her bestselling novel Our Happy Time, she addressed the issue of capital punishment, and in her autobiographical novel Home of Happiness, she depicted the reality of a divorcee's household. In her most recent work, The Crucible, she exposed sexual repression in Korean society, as well as the increasing abuse and violence toward the handicapped.


Gong began to write full-time in 1988. Her works have focused on issues surrounding laborers, the underprivileged and those who suffer discrimination. She has also written extensively about the lives of young educated women attempting to forge lives for themselves both within and without the family.


It was during her college years in the 1980s that she came into contact with the student movement and it was from this experience that Gong drew her sense of purpose. In 1985 she received her B.A. in Literature from Yonsei University. Her first novel Rising Dawn was a direct result of her involvement in the student and labor movements of that era. Her earlier works chronicle the 1980s and the students who like the author herself came of age during that decade of violent protest and political upheaval in South Korea.

Gong is a feminist writer. In many of her works, the subject of women's struggle and that of labor movement conflate in characters that must face the twin task of building a new identity for themselves after the labor movement and finding a place for themselves in a male-dominated society. As the chaos and the repression of 1980s gave way to the relative calm and prosperity of the 1990s, the students who had sacrificed much to bring about the necessary social changes find themselves in a world that no longer seems to require their revolutionary fervor and sacrifice. They have no choice but to lead ordinary lives without the sense of direction that was once an integral part of their identity. For women, the process of integrating back into the capitalistic society as ordinary citizens entails not only embracing materialistic goals they once disdained but also subjugating themselves to patriarchal order. Resultant anger and confusion constitute the core of Gong's works.


Gong Ji-young (the romanization preferred by the author according to LTI Korea; 공지영; born January 31, 1963) is a South Korean novelist.