Join the Korean Cultural Center New York for "Journey to the Grave, Dance to Paradise: Kokdu and traditional funeral culture in Korea".
About the Lecture:
Passages from the world of the living to the realm of the dead, from a lived social identity to ancestorship, were richly marked in traditional Korean social practice. In this informative lecture, anthropologist Laurel Kendall discusses the kokdu in the context of ritualized processions that witnessed death, mourning, and transition in traditional funerals and in shaman rituals for the dead.
About Dr. Kendall
She is Chair of the Division of Anthropology and Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:30 pm
Location: 53rd Street Library | NYPL (18 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019)
This event is free with RSVP
* This program is resented by the Korean Cultural Center New York in collaboration with the 53rd Street branch of The New York Public Library