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The International Journal of Korean History (IJKH) is published by the Center for Korean History at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. The Center was established in November of 1997 to promote and further the study of Korean history at the national and international level.
The International Journal of Korean History is an international scholarly journal. The Journal promotes original research, new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarship to its international authors and readers, and is committed to the development of Korean studies both in and outside of Korea. By sponsoring new research on ancient history to the contemporary period, the Journal hopes to meet current scholarly needs and take the lead in developing new approaches to Korean history on an international level.
The original mission of the Journal was to introduce the works of Korean scholars to the international academic community. While we are still dedicated to this goal, we are also particularly interested in encouraging new interpretations, perspectives, and approaches to Korean history that can include a wider audience and contribute to the development of the field in general. For the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to broaden the definition of what constitutes Korean history, and to develop heretofore unexplored fields. This includes incorporating multi or inter-disciplinary research from all different academic and geographical areas, and communicating more directly with related studies. Through the internationalization of Korean history, comprehensive analyses of scholarship in and outside of Korea, and the development of a platform for collaboration among international scholars, the Journal seeks to set a new and broadened agenda for Korean Studies in general.
Along with publication of the IJKH, the Center for Korean History also sponsors academic workshops and conferences, publishes the original work of young scholars, and supports academic exchange with overseas research organizations. As the IJKH intends to fulfill the role of bridging different historical viewpoints and promoting a more robust academic dialogue, its editorial board includes both Korean and foreign scholars.
We hope that this scholarly endeavor will promote the development of Korean History and Korean Studies.
This work is supported by Initiative for College of Humanities’ Research and Education (CORE) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education.