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A Study on the Changes in Funeral Rituals Since the Modern Period

  • Industry Promotion Research
  • Abbr : IPR
  • 2024, 9(2), pp.163-174
  • DOI : 10.21186/IPR.2024.9.2.163
  • Publisher : Industrial Promotion Institute
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : February 6, 2024
  • Accepted : March 28, 2024
  • Published : April 30, 2024

Chul-Young Lee 1

1한국인문사회총연합회

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between social change and ritual change and to reveal the differences between Confucian funeral rites and modern rituals based on that relationship. In addition, we attempted to examine the process of change in rituals over time in connection with changes in institutions. The periodization of funeral rites was analyzed by dividing them into the pre-modern ‘Confucian funeral rites’, the ‘modern funeral rites’ during the Japanese colonial period, and the ‘modern funeral rites’ based on ritual capital with the implementation of the Healthy Family Rituals Standards in 1999. In addition, the understanding of the rites of the times must be understood through the process of moving from pre-modern to modern funeral rites and modern funeral rites, escaping the logical contradiction of succession of tradition through division of time. This study is meaningful in considering that Koreans' perception of death continues to reflect the times from the perspective of change and continuation of rituals.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.