Reviews

This synchronic study depicts standard funerary rituals among the Korean population of Tashkent and of the bordering rural area of the Chirchik River (along which some thirty Korean kolkhozes were organised in the late 1930s and 1940s).  Though informed of the sensitive change in the organisation (especially in the succession) of the different rites in the past decades, the author, as usually in this kind of ethnographic study, embarks on an apology of the preservation of their nationl traditions by the Koreans of Uzbekistan.  The article contains interesting though elliptic data on the role played by the sang du ge, an ‘informal’ organisation in charge of the funerals and of the management of the local communities’ cemeteries.

The Redaction
CER: I-7.4.G-674