Aims and Scope
In 1981, professors of Korea University organized the Chinese Studies Research Association which was affiliated with Korea University. It was with the aim of improving the level of Chinese studies through in-depth research and promoting exchanges of academic culture between the two countries. It has been growing as a center for Korean Chinese studies since 1997 when it expanded and reorganized its research society to open the Chinese Studies Institute. After 20 years of hard work by various professors and young scholars since the opening of the institute, Korea University's Chinese Studies Institute has established itself as an academic research institute that combines and communicates various studies.
The academic domain of this institute includes in-depth research of thousands of years of Chinese language letters, history, thought, and literature, and detailed research of current political, economic and cultural phenomena in China, as well as the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of China in Korea.