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Asian Food: The Global and the Local
By documenting, analysing and interpreting the transformations in the local diets of Asian peoples within the last hundred years, this volume tries to pinpoint the consequences of the tension betweenExpand
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National pantheon, regional deities, personal spirits?: Mushindo, Songsu, and the nature of Korean shamanism
Korean shamans (manshin or mudang) practicing in the tradition of Hwanghae province possess numerous paintings of spirits of deceased shamans (sŏngsu) who assist them in their activities. AttentionExpand
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18. Shamans, the Family, and Women
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Weavers of Ritual : How Shamans Achieve Their Aims
Applying the rational actor axiom and focusing on ritual practice rather than on idealized or reified traditions, this article attempts to clarify how the clients of Korean shamans who performExpand
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Our Shamanistic Past: The Korean Government, Shamans and Shamanism
The form of popular religion usually referred to as shamanism1 has been a matter of concern to Korean authorities for many centuries. This concern has been mainly negative, but there have beenExpand
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Confucians and Shamans
Les descriptions de la Coree durant la periode Choson (1392- 1910) mettent souvent en avant le contraste entre les valeurs confuceennes de la classe superieure des yangban et les pratiquesExpand
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Religion as a Moving Target: Keynote Address for "International Conference on Korean Religions in Inter-Cultural and Global Contexts"
Religion is a moving target in the sense that it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is and does; hence the numerous definitional problems. It is also a moving target in the sense that theExpand
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Religion and the City : Seoul in the Nineteenth Century
Nineteenth century travelers from the West were frequently surprised by the almost complete absence in Seoul of major religious buildings and prominent religious activities, and wondered if KoreansExpand
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