The Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Culture (EKFC) is a digital project by the National Folk Museum of Korea. Its aim is to fully digitize the encyclopedic versions of the works published in prior years. Moreover, it is being translated from the native Korean to English, Spanish, Chinese, and other. The digital project shows articles based on specific topics, like mythology and literature, in the form of entries that include images, text, and other helpful references. In sum, it is a government-sponsored reference guide of Korean folk religion (Korean Shamanism). The project seems to have been started in 2014; and, it is in the process of digitizing its index of records.
The Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Culture is being compiled and published, which consists of eight subjects : Seasonal customs, Folk beliefs, Folk literature, Rites of passage, Folk arts, the Necessities of living (Food, clothing and housing), Livelihood skills and Folk society. Since it is a work in progress, the English version of the Encyclopedia is being published in a timely fashion following the completion of the Korean version and the contents are also being provided through the website.
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Korean Shamanism refers to ancient folk religion of the present-day country of Korea.
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Gwang-seop, Shin, director, et al. Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Culture (EKFC). The National Folk Museum of Korea, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul. South, Korea: The National Folk Museum of Korea, 2014. https://folkency.nfm.go.kr/en/overview. Accessed July 4, 2020.