1. KOSNET (Korean Language Study on the internet)
KOSNET is a website offering an educational space to learn the Korean language through the Internet. Since 1998, KOSNET has provided various learning programs considering levels of users’ Korean ability, a network to link educational institutes, and VOD services on Korean culture.
2. Declan’s Korean Language page
This site provides good resources about Korean language including information about Hangul (Korean Langugage) itself, grammar, weekly vocabulary list that learners can easily follow, and links to related other sites for learning the language. It also contains links of Korean dictionaries and some information about Korean learning software.
3. An Introduction to Korean by J. David Eisenberg
A website which was made by a person who is actually interested in learning Korean language. It provides various methods to learn the language and memorize vocabulary, including some interactive quiz. It also has a tourism guides and photos of Korea.
1. Korean Foundation ( 한국 국제 교류 재단 )
This is an organization to promote Korean Studies all around the world, funded by the Korean government. This organization provides various supports for Korean Studies overseas, including fellowship and publication support, and many programs for cultural and personal exchanges. This foundation publishes several magazines and newsletters online as well as in-print. It also provides good Internet resources about Korean Studies such as a list and links of Korean Studies Centers over the world and conferences information.
2. Worldlinq, by Queens Library : http://www.worldlinq.org/
Established by Queens Library in NY. It provides great links about most of subjects from Literature, History, Law, and Reference material, to sports and entertainment in Korea.
3. Korea Institute at Harvard University : http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~korea/index.html
This institute at Harvard has a fame for its valuable resources and activities. Their site offers important information, i.e., Korean studies courses in 1998-1999, North American Korean Studies directory, Mailing list, Post Doc information, Graduate students conferences. In addition, the site shows visiting scholars from other countries at Yenching Institute, one of the world famous Asian Studies institutes.
4. Center for Korean Studies in University of California at Berkeley http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/
Originally part of a combined Center for Japanese and Korean Studies, a separate Center for Korean Studies was established in 1979 in recognition of Korea's growing importance in world affairs . The web sites provide information about various events, courses, Korean collections, publication, and links about Korea. Also includes very good Internet resources for Korean Studies: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/eastasian/korea.htm
5. Centre for Korean Research in University of British Columbia http://www.iar.ubc.ca/centres/ckr
Center for Korean Research, the first of its kind in Canada, was established to carry out, co-ordinate, and facilitate research on Korea through multidisciplinary approaches since 1982.
1. National Institute for Korean History ( 국사편찬위원회 )
The Institute of Korean History was established to contribute toward developing Korean national culture and overcoming the severance of the nation's history during the era of Japanese occupation. It was founded in 1946 as an independent official agency by the Republic of Korea. This website has an extensive database of Korean history covering from ancient time to contemporary history. Limited information in English and Japanese.
Korean History On-line ( 한국 역사 정보 통합 시스템 )
Integrated digital library on Korean history, established by the following four research institutions: National Institute for Korean History ( 국사편찬위원회 ) ; Kujanggak in Seoul National University ( 서울대학교 규장각 ) ; Korean Classics Research Institute ( 민족문화추진회 ) ; Academy of Korean Studies ( 정신문화연구원 ) .
3. Genealogy Database System http://jokbo.skku.edu/ENG/index.jsp
Provides various search methods to obtain information on ancestral home, family title, and originator, including family title, name/nickname, national civil service examination records, official designations, year of birth, year of death, birth and death year according to sexagenary cycle, genealogy chart, etc. Produced by the Jongyeonggak of the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University (成均館大學校 東亞洲學術院 尊經閣).
4. Korean History A Bibliography : http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/biblio/BiblioOpen.html
A comprehensive bibliography about Korean history compiled by Kenneth R. Robinson and maintained by The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii.
5. Korean Historical Connection in Hong-Ik University : http://www.hongik.ac.kr/~khc/khc-eng.htm
On-line searchable bibliographies written in Korean on Korean History; List of historical associations and their publications in Korea.
6. Korean War
Korean War Project: http://www.koreanwar.org/
Korean War 50th Anniversary Homepage: http://korea50.army.mil/
Literature, Art, and Culture
1.The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts
Includes educational information about Korean traditional music and other performing arts. One can actually listen the music with audio files. Also has academic information about traditional arts.
2. Korean Culture & Arts Foundation
Includes cultural assets, traditional instruments, and copyright information, etc.
3. Korean Film Archive
Comprehensive resources on Korean movies from 1919.
4. Universe in Universe, Worlds of ART
Information and communication system on the visual arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific. This site provide broad information about Korea with special focus on Art.
5. Bibliographical Database of Korean Literature Translated into English ( 한국 문학 영역 작품 서지 정보 데이터 베이스 )
Contains 1800 items of bibliographical information of Korean literature translated into English.
6. Korean Study of Confucian Classics http://koco.skku.edu/ENG/index.jsp
A complete collection of Confucian classics with original texts, commentaries, and annotations by Korean scholars, etc. A 10 years’ effort of research scholars of the Jongyeonggak of the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University (成均館大學校 東亞洲學術院 尊經閣).
Economics and Statistical Information
1.Korea National Statistical Office ( 통계청 )
The official web-pages for Korea National Statistical Office. Provided both in Korean and English. This site has statistical information in most of areas from statistical database, called KOSIS.
2. Statistical Information of Korea (Korean only)
A synthetic web site for statistical information from all the Korean government agencies and ministries. It provides easier ways to search and understand statistical data through search engines designed only for statistics.
3. Center for Economic Information from Korea Development Institution (KDI 경제정보센터 )
The center provides up-to-date policy issue materials and a variety of publications released by various economy-related government ministries and agencies to the public. The site includes Economic Bulletin with f ull text access to monthly publication from KDI since 1998 covering Korea's economic policy, trends, reviews and statistical information (English only) , E pic ( 경제 정책 정보 ) for s earchable bibliographic information on materials on economic issues and policies published by ministry and related agencies. Full text access to articles and reports (accessible from the CEI home page) , EpicPlus ( 경제 정보 플러스 ) of t he center's searchable database system in which subject directories is also available , Foreign news coverage for d aily foreign news digests on Korean economy (in English only), and Nation’s Economics( 나라경제 ) , the monthly magazine that has pdf files of articles from 1998 ( Korean only) .
4. SERI (Samsung Economic Research Institute), 삼성 경제 연구소
Bilingual web site from SERI presents full text contents of the weekly publication, Korean Economic Trends, Reports from SERI, news and market information free of charge.
1. The Constitution of the Republic of Korea 대한민국 헌법
Supreme Court Library