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Myth, spirituality and religion in travel: Pre-industrial Korea

Young-Sook Lee ; Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia


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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship that travelling had with myth, spirituality and religion in the pre-industrial Korean society. In particular, the paper examines in what way religion and its political associations had 'connection'/ 'relationship' with the travellers' ways of appreciating the places. Through literature research and content analysis of classic travelogues from 14th century of Korea, possible 'connection'/ 'relationship' between religion and travel was studied. Findings of this paper indicate that certain 'connection'/ 'relationship' between political associations of Korea's religions and travel
was apparent. This study, hence, underpins an earlier suggestion that there exists a distinctive dimension between religion and travelling, one of which is a political link. In the experience of the pre-industrial Korean society, Buddhism and Confucianism were in close relation to the political decisions of the time, which in turn placed heavy ideological directions upon the ways people travelled and appreciated the places.

Keywords

Confucianism; Buddhism; politics; travelling; classic Korean society

Hrčak ID:

161453

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/161453

Publication date:

8.6.2006.

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