The Great Merchant

The Great Merchant


Total votes: 231

Aired on: Mar 6, 2010

Total Episodes: 30

Network: KBS1

Duration: 55 min.

Year: 2010

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


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.


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