Talk - Shamanism in South Korea - Presentation by Merose Hwang, PhD
Recent global measures, government policies and ballooning aging populations are pushing people to take individual responsibility for their health. At the same time, neoprimitive communities, fueled by unaffordable medicines and treatments, are seeking out the psychological health effects of shamanism rituals for preventative and curative medicines. Merose Hwang is an Assistant Professor of History and the Program Coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor at Hiram College. She holds a PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.