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Lecture 17

RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Mimana, Maitreya, Dangun


Department
Religious Studies
Course Code
RELG 253
Professor
Victor S?gen Hori
Lecture
17

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Early Korean Religion and Culture
Modern Korea
Japanese colony from 1910-1945
Korean war from 1950-1953
38th parallel divides the North and South Korea
Rabbit shape countries
North Korea
People's Democratic Republic of Korea
Choson
"Land of the morning calm"
Chinese perspective
South Korea
Republic of Korea
Hanguk
Historical Periods
Gojoseon
aka Kochoson
2333-194 BCE
Paleolithic/neolithic era
Pottery
Comb-patterned
V shape
Evidence that they probably didn't have tables
Also found in Siberia
Mumun pottery
Period 2
No design
Spread to Yayoi in Japan
Bronze technology and agriculture
Cultural life
Thatched pit dwellings
Early bronze implements
Evidence of a two-tired society?
Pyramids
Dolmen (tombs)
Made of huge rocks
Not nearly as sophisticated as the keyhole tombs in Japan
Social life
Hunthing-gathering
Bronze weapons
Horse rider theory
Communal life
Clan-based with animal totems
Animistic beliefs
Shamans
Heaven worship
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