Maria Hasfeldt Long

Maria Hasfeldt Long

Doctoral student
Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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My project focuses on the formation of religious themes in the writings of the 16th-century Korean Neo-Confucian philosopher, T'oegye Yi Hwang (1501-1570), with focus on his Discussion of the Diagrams of the Mandate of Heaven. To map out the religious themes throughout the text, I have singled out certain concepts. They will be analyzed through a lens of cultural semiotics combined with the method of critical global conceptual history, which allows me to look at the concepts diachronically. 

As a scholar of history of religions my main focus lies on the religious aspects of the Neo-Confucian tradition, which contains ritual studies, philosophy of religions, and philology. However, I also have an interest in Korean shamanism and its ritual processing of postcolonial narratives and traumas.

I have received my undergraduate and graduate training from Copenhagen University, Denmark, and Sogang University, South Korea, and am now a part of the Global Humanities Program and Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS).


Article, book review (Other academic)