This study attempted to extract 138 research papers related to cultures out of the papers on Vietnam studied by Korean up to 2014 and to classify 55 papers of them into the living culture, the spiritual culture, cultural property and the Korean-wave culture and to investigate the stream and outcome of studies the Vietnamese culture conducted in Korea.
First, this study classified the living cultured into clothing, food and shelter and made a thematical analysis of them. Then, the spiritual culture was analyzed by classifying it into faith, ritual and festival cultures. And an attempt was made to analyze the Korean-wave culture by dividing it into Korean studies, broadcasting contents, K-pop, fashion and joint production. Finally, it did not analyze and describe the character, the fable, modern and contemporary literature, national culture, woman and so on in relation to the papers related to cultures because of the limited space. But it presented the list on them as the appendix at its end as they are research papers giving an important suggestion in terms of studies on material for utilization. These will be examined in the follow-up study.
Both Korea and Vietnam have historically had political and social relations with each other in terms of the World War, the experience of national division. And they currently have active trade exchange with each other. And the current situation is that they have a gradually deeper cultural exchange with each other in terms of international marriage and Korean waved. The cultural aspect is as important as political and economic factors in contemporary society. Cultural study dealing with the specificity of Vietnam, comparative study on the cultural common denominators between two countries and the extension of the cultural study on the extraction of universality from them will helpful to the Koreanological circles and the Korean industrial world.