Korean Studies

Korean studies or Koreanology is an academic discipline, focusing on the study of Korea. Areas commonly included under this rubric include Korean history, Korean literature, Korean art, Korean music, Korean language, Korean sociology, Korean political science, Korean economics, Korean folklore, and Korean ethnomusicology. It may be compared to other area studies disciplines, such as American studies and Canadian Studies. Korean studies is sometimes included within a broader regional area of focus including: "East Asian studies", "Far East Studies", "Oriental Studies", or "Asian studies."

The term first began to be used in the 1940s, but did not attain widespread currency until South Korea rose to economic prominence in the 1970s. In 1991, the South Korean government established the Korea Foundation to promote Korean studies around the world.

  • The Academy of Korean Studies (한국학중앙연구원, AKS) est.1978
  • The Korea Research Foundation (한국학술진흥재단, KRF) est.1981
  • The Korea Foundation (한국국제교류재단) est.1991.

Read more about Korean Studies:  Notable Foreign Centers of Korean Studies, Academic Journals, Associations For Korean Studies Overseas, Koreanologists

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Richard Rutt - Korean Studies and Writings
... time he arrived, was particularly expressed in his very popular volume, Korean Works and Days Notes from the Diary of a Country Priest ... was his annotated edition (RASKB, 1972 / 1983) of the History of the Korean People by James Scarth Gale (first published in 1927) which includes a researched biography of the ... He was a member of both the Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) founded by William E ...
James Palais - Career
... He became chairman of the Korean Studies Program there, and in 2002 he was made chairman of the East Asian Studies Institute as well ... Palais' arrival in 1968 made the University of Washington program the largest Korean Studies Program on the North American mainland because there were three full-time scholars devoted exclusively to the study ... From 1974-77, Palais edited Occasional Papers on Korean Studies, as known as the Journal of Korean Studies, which was edited out of the University of Washington until 1988 ...
Academy Of Korean Studies
... Academy of Korean Studies (한국학중앙연구원, AKS) is a South Korean research and educational institute with the purpose of establishing profound research on Korean culture ... The Academy has dedicated to interpreting and analyzing traditional Korean culture, defining the academic identity of Korean studies, and educating scholars ...
Korean Studies - Koreanologists
... indicates (typically foreign) academic scholars of Korean language and culture ... Koreanists usually indicates a speaker or translator of Korean ...

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