Korea, sustaining its centuries-long agricultural society, has successfully morphed into one of the leading industrial nations from the mark of the 1970s. Although the innovation got into gear after the epoch of industrialization, reestablishment of Korea’s identities and histories was desperately needed in order to revitalize the national spirit lost throughout the tragic histories. For this very reason, the Academy of Korean Studies has been established in 1978.
As history repeats itself, constructing the future by learning from the past undoubtedly led us with a preliminary yet essential step into a cultural renaissance, including that of arts and academics. From the history of many civilizations, Korea faces a transforming era of the fourth industrial revolution.
As many as human resources are replaced with robots and AIs, and much as the following knowledge is required in the current revolutionized industries, revolution in the humanities field that fills the needs of numerously diverse human interests and desires is absolutely necessary.This is the very assignment with which the institute must deal. In order to find out Korea’s identity, researches on not just ancient political systems or social classes, but traditional family and its genealogy, are also inevitable. By means of academic approaches and delving into social science and humanities, the institute will prepare for the imminent revolutionary waves.