This drama depicts the life of Kim Man Deok, a woman born on Jeju Island who transcended her lowly status as a gisaeng as well as the restraints of her birthplace, considered at the time to be a remote place of exile, to become a successful female merchant in the Joseon Era. She later became a famous model of virtue and nobility when she donated all her assets to aid the residentsof Jeju during a famine, saving countless lives.
The Great Merchant
Director: Kang Byeong Taek, Kim Seong Yoon
Aired on: Mar 6, 2010
Total Episodes: 30
Duration: 55 min.
Country: South Korea
Native Title: 거상 김만덕
Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older
Alternative Titles: Geosang Kim Man Deok, Merchant Kim Man Deok, Colossus Kim Man Deok, The Great Merchant
Genre: Drama, Historical, Romance