[KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 177, Issue 10

Keith Howard kh at soas.ac.uk
Sun Mar 18 16:36:03 EDT 2018

On the political approaches towards shamanism, since you are already a
doctoral student, I assume you have completed a literature review. You
presumably already know of many of the scholars who worked on
the transformations that occurred from the late 1970s onwards in shamanism
and attitudes towards it, and how the preservation movement (from both
sides of the spectrum, students and government) saw in it something with a
particularly Korean essence.  As well as repeating what I hope you already
have on your list, and at the risk of blowing my own trumpet, I discuss
some of what was happening and how commentators were exploring it in
Chapter 6 in my 'Preserving Korean Music' (2006). I reference the work of,
among others, Laurel Kendall and Alex Guillemoz, Chungmoo Choi, Boudewijn
Walraven, Mikyung Park, Seong-nae Kim, Chongho Kim, Sun Soon-hwa and Cho
Heungyeon. (Many of these scholars will be on the list serve... so,
apologies if I have inadvertently missed anybody). In Seoul, you most
definitely should be talking to Yang Jongsung, and making use of his
remarkable archive and museum.

Keith Howard
Professor Emeritus, SOAS, University of London
Fellow, National Humanities Center, North Carolina
kh at soas.ac.uk
US (+1) 919-452-0412

On 17 March 2018 at 12:00, <koreanstudies-request at koreanstudies.com> wrote:

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>    1. Publication announcement: Arts of Korea: Histories,
>       Challenges, and Perspectives (2018) (Peyton,Allysa B)
>    2. Korean shamanism (Dominik Wr?blewski)
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> From: "Dominik Wróblewski" <dwroblewski666 at gmail.com>
> To: koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com
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> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:06:54 +0900
> 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
> 602-175-202
> dwroblewsi666 at gmail.com
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