Shin Saimdang was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet. She was born in Gangwondo Gangneung-bu Jukheon-li Bukpyeong-chon. Her birth home, Ojukheon, which is also her mother's side home, is well-preserved to this day. She was the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yi I. Often held up as a model of Confucian ideals, her respectful nickname was Eojin Eomeoni. Her real name was Shin In-seon. Her pen names were Saim, Saimdang, Inimdang, and Imsajae. She was a contemporary of the poet Heo Nansseolheon, and the two women were considered rivals.