Ancestor Worship Book Translated into KoreanA book of anthropological research on a traditional Korean village by an American professor was recently translated into Korean. The book, co-written by American anthropologist Roger L. Janelli and Korean sociology professor Dawnhee Yim Janelli, was originally published as "Ancestor Worship and Korean Society" in 1982 by Stanford University Press. It was later translated into Japanese in 1993.
The book is based on field work done in Naeari village in Kyonggi Province from 1973-1974. At the time of its publication, it was the first research studying the relationship between traditional Korean worship ceremonies and local society. When it was first published in 1982, it had an immediate impact on Korean anthropologists studying in the U.S., and is still considered an important work. The book also contains information about life in rural Korea during the 70s; a lifestyle that has all but disappeared by now.