[KS] Korean shamanism

Sem sem_ver at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 18 21:35:54 EDT 2018

Dear Dominik,

If you read Korean, there's a recent dissertation that deals with the topic of the repression of shamanism, especially

on the discourse that treats shamanism as superstition.

It's by Sinjato Yoshinobu 新里 喜宣, and entitled 한국무속 담론의 형성과 전개에 관한 연구-1960년대부터 80년대를 중심으로 [A Study of the Formation of a Discourse on Korean Shamanism: Focusing on the 1960s through 80s]. It was submitted at Seoul National University recently, and doesn't seem to be available yet in the library. If you're interested, I can put you in touch with the author, so please contact me off-list for that.


Sem Vermeersch
Associate Prof., Dept. of Religious Studies
Seoul National University
1 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742
Tel. +82-2-880-4039

From: Koreanstudies <koreanstudies-bounces at koreanstudies.com> on behalf of Dominik Wróblewski <dwroblewski666 at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:06 PM
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Subject: [KS] Korean shamanism

Dear Professors, Associate Professors, PhDs, Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Dominik Wróblewski. I am a doctoral candidate at Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz. My academic research is related to political approach towards / against Korean shamanism.

Currently, I am in the Republic of Korea doing my research project.

During my stay I would like to see any shamanistic ceremonies, sacred places, shrines etc. Is it possible? Where can I find these places?

I have heard that shamanism was suppressed in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by the South Korean Governement. Is there any information (literature, digital data) explaining that period and describing things which were done to destroy shamanism in Korea? Where can I find information about Misin Tapa Undong (the movement to destroy superstition, worship of old gods, deities)?

I would be very grateful for any information. Thanks in advance.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Wróblewski Dominik

PhD. Candidate
Department of Asian Studies
Faculty of International and Political Studies
dwroblewsi666 at gmail.com<mailto:dwroblewsi666 at gmail.com>
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