Dr. Anne Hilty

Jeju Women’s History

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[My article, reprinted from Jeju Weekly. Photos added.] A Look at Jeju Women’s Lives Throughout Time The history of Jeju women’s culturePart 1 of a 2-part series The history of the “strong Jeju women” is significant to understanding...
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Shamanism as Folk Psychology

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brain, conscious and unconscious” in its emphasis on the “vital connection with community and the spiritual dimension of human health.” Shaman Lee relayed in a recent interview the 40 year-old story of a Jeju physician...
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Cultural Preservation: Folk Villages

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[My article, reprinted from Jeju Weekly] Folk villages help maintain link to past A look at Jeju’s efforts to memorialize its traditional culture Seongeup Folk Village. [Photo by Anne Hilty.] How to preserve tradition? This is a conundrum faced by...
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The Significance of Harvest

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[My article, reprinted from Jeju Weekly] Jeju Harvest A look at the cultural practices of the Chuseok seasonAs Chuseok approaches, so does the celebration of harvest. Often called “Korea’s Thanksgiving,” we would do well to recall that “thanksgiving”...
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Mythology and Worldview

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[My article, reprinted from Jeju Weekly] The Myths of Jeju Understanding a Culture Through its Stories▲ From left, Jeju Gut, Bangsatap, haenyeo. Photos courtesy Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Jeju Tourism Organization  “To understand a place and...
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