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Tuesday, October 19, 2:15 pm–3:45 pm
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Sponsored by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section
Chair: Kyoim Yun (University of Kansas)
Temple-Stay in South Korea: A Wellness Journey amid Happiness Crisis
Kyoim Yun (University of Kansas)
Legitimizing Spiritual Healing in Korean Shamanism
Liora Sarfati (Tel Aviv University)
Healing Moments: Nostalgia and Narrative in Korean Village Performance Space
Hilary V. Finchum-Sung (Association for Asian Studies)
This panel is a tribute to Roger L. Janelli, whose life-long distinguished scholarship and dedicated mentorship have deeply touched many folklorists. As a member of the first generation of Korean folklore and anthropology scholars in the United States, Janelli played a crucial role in the foundation of Korean Studies, although his legacy goes well beyond the areal focus. Carrying on the scholarship of the doyen, three presenters explore, through their fieldwork-based research, how religious practices and traditional arts adapt to rapid social changes in South Korea and provide people with a sense of healing in this anxious era.