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Prof J H Grayson

Professor of Modern Korean Studies, School of East Asian Studies, The University of Sheffield


BA (Rutgers), MA (Columbia), MDiv (Duke), PhD (Edinburgh)
Professor of Modern Korean Studies, School of East Asian Studies, The University of Sheffield
Formerly: Educational missionary with the United Methodist Church serving with the Korean Methodist Church from 1971 to 1987. Lecturer at Kyongbuk National University, Taegu, Korea, Lecturer and Chaplain, Kyemyong University, Taegu, Korea, and Lecturer at the Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Sheffield
Areas: Anthropology of Religion, Religion and Society in East Asia, Christianity in East Asia, Diffusion of Religion, Cultural Accommodation
Regions: East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), in particular, Korea
Publications: 'The Kwallye samga of Korea: A Failed Attempt at Christian Accommodation to Confucian Culture' Asian Folklore Studies, v. 66 (2007). Martyrdom and the Rejection of Shinto ShrineWorship’ in Harada Tamaki (ed) ‘Colonial Korea and Taiwan: Historical and Cultural Anthropological Research.’ Tôkyô, Dainichi shobô, 2007. 'Christianity in East Asia; China, Korea, Japan' in Sheridan Gilley, Brian Stanley, eds. ‘Cambridge History of Christianity, v. 8, World Christianities: 1815-1914’. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006. 'The Grieving Rite: A Protestant Response to Confucian Ancestral Rituals', in Robert E. Buswell, Jr, ed. ‘Religions of Korea in Practice.’ Princeton UP, 2006. 'A Quarter-Millennium of Christianity in Korea' in Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and Timothy S. Lee, eds. ‘Christianity in Korea’. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2006. Invitational introductory chapter. 'Christian Impact on Twentieth Century Religious Movements in Korea', special issue on 'Korean Religion and Cultural Values', Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin, v. 14 nos. 1, 2, 2004. 'The Shintô Shrine Conflict and Protestant Martyrs in Korea, 1938-1945', ’Missiology: An International Review.’ v. 29 (2001), no. 3. 'Cultural Encounter: Korean Protestantism and Other Religious Traditions', International Bulletin of Missionary Research, v. 25, (2001), no. 2

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