The purpose of 『Journal of Cultural Relics』 is to foster cultural researchers in East Asia, assist research, and disclose their academic achievements to the general public to establish and enlighten the identity of our culture.
Currently, it is a regular academic journal published by the East Asian Culture Research Institute under the Dong-A Cultural Foundation, which was founded in January 1997 and published a total of 40 books (as of December 2021).
This journal aims for a holistic study of the products of culture that encompass the literature and material culture as a whole. It is a comprehensive category of historical studies, and specifically covers the study of archaeology, art history, anthropology, and museum studies in Korea and East Asia, which are considered convergence humanities.
A product of the culture of civilization It states that it is clearly distinguished from commonly used cultural assets as a term that covers all cultures, such as politics, economy, religion, art, and law.
Overcoming the academic disconnection and limitations of general archaeological, art history, and historical research, professional discussions in archaeology, art history, anthropology, and history throughout East Asia secure differentiation from similar journals.