Sr. Sophia Park, associate professor of religious studies and philosophy published her article, “The Eating Ritual in Korean Religiosity: Young San Jae for the Dead and the Living" in the book, Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife. The book was edited by Candi K. Cann and examines the role of food in death, bereavement, and the afterlife across cultures and religions. Sr. Sophia Park’s article explores the Korean Young San Jae meal ritual and its direct and indirect relationship to death.
"This volume is very exciting. There is limited cross-cultural research on dying, death, and bereavement issues, and I am delighted that Candi K. Cann has gathered a group of scholars to share their research on various cultures and events before, during, and after final body dispositions."―George Dickinson, author of Understanding Dying, Death and Bereavement.