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The objective of this institute is to contribute to the improvement in academic quality and the development of human culture through research into the field of Asian culture. The institute’s major projects include academic research into Asian culture related areas, regional culture and history; the publication of periodicals and journals; and domestic and international academic exchanges and seminars. The institute currently holds four regular academic seminars and one international academic conference each year and in May and November, it publishes the bi-annual ‘Asian Cultural Studies’ publication.
Research Objectives  
(1) To carry out profound, integrated research into historical and cultural aspects of Asia and the region’s society
(2) To establish new methodologies for historical and cultural aspects of Asia and the region’s society
(3) To Promote interdisciplinary and international academic exchanges
(4) To increase the international competitiveness of institute’s research
(5) To plan and execute a variety of research projects
Brief History  
February 1, 1994 Established as the Oriental Studies Institute
February 27 Signed the Sisterhood agreement with the Central People’s University of China’s Korean Cultural Studies Institute
June 1, 1995 Professor Chun, Hwa Sook took office as the first Director
November 1, 1996 Changed its name to the Asian Cultural Studies Research Institute
June 2, 1999 Published source books ¡ºBongsado¡»¤ý¡ºSelection of Poetry from the Joseon Dynasty¡»
    Produced new manufacturing process personnel for information elements
January 20, 2001 The second Director, Professor Seo, Yoo Won took office
March 1, 2002 The third Director, Professor Lee Yong Sub took office
January 21, 2005 The fourth Director, Professor Park Jin Soo took the office
September 1, 2005 Selected in the humanities and social sciences field of the Basic Studies Promotion project supported by the Korea Research Foundation
(Subject: 20th Century East Asia and ‘Anti-War’ – Ideology, Movement, Cultural Practice)