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The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music


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The Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul is the setting for a Confucian ritual dedicated to the ancestors of the Joseon dynasty (14th to the 19th century) that encompasses song, dance and music. The ritual is practised once a year on the first Sunday in May and is organized by the descendants of the royal family. It offers a unique example of a Confucian ritual, which is no longer celebrated in China. The tradition is inspired by classical Chinese texts concerning the cult of ancestors and the notion of filial piety. It also includes a prayer for the eternal peace of the ancestors' spirits in a shrine conceived as their spiritual resting place.


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Place/region: Jongmyo Shrine, Republic of Korea, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Republic of Korea. Cultural Properties Administration
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Rights: Republic of Korea. Cultural Properties Administration
 

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Original: DVD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0561
File No: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00016.DV
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Republic of Korea. Cultural Properties Administration