Confucianism and Rituals for Women in Chosŏn Korea

Authors

  • Hwa Yeong Wang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3308

Abstract

This essay offers an analysis of the writing and practices of Song Siyŏl as a way to explore the philosophical concepts and philosophizing process of Confucian ritual in relation to women. As a symbolic and influential figure in Korean philosophy and politics, his views contributed to shaping the orthodox interpretation of the theory and practice of Neo-Confucian ritual regarding women. By demonstrating and analyzing what kinds of issues were discussed in terms of women in four family rituals, I delineate the ways in which Song Siyŏl positioned women in his ritualist metaphysics and to examine his philosophizing process.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Wang, Hwa Yeong. 2021. “Confucianism and Rituals for Women in Chosŏn Korea”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):91-120. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3308.

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Special Issue - Ritual, Confucianism and Asian Philosophy of Religion