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Making Myth, History, and an Ancient Religion in Korea

  title={Making Myth, History, and an Ancient Religion in Korea},
  author={Nuri Kim},
This dissertation traces the history of the myth of Tan’gun, Korea’s founding father, from its first known appearance in the thirteenth century to the modern era. It examines how the myth developed along numerous trajectories, how these intersected in the early twentieth century, and how this confluence resulted in new religious movements and historiographical practices that significantly reimagined Korea’s spiritual and historical past. The study shows that far from being a domestic affair… Expand
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