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Koreans Pitek, Emily
This entry focus on Sondup’o village of Samku Li town, located on Ganghwa Island, Korea (now South Korea), as a representation of a typical Korean village community ca. 1947. The inhabitants of Sondup’o do not have a formal, organized religion but rather a practice of ancestor worship (with roots in Shamanism) influenced by Confucianism and Buddhism. This spiritual ideology permeates most aspects of life, so the society is best characterized as coterminous with the religious group.
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