Welcome to Korea 100!
History and Culture of Korea in 100 Topics
Korea 100 presents one-hundred articles on history, controversies, culture, events, and historical figures pertaining to Korea. It aims to serve as a free, reputable, multimedia resource for educators, diplomats, students, and anyone in the general public who is interested in learning more about Korea. The website also includes a glossary of key terms, further resources, and a variety of photos, videos, and illustrations.
This online resource is a product of the Academy of Korean Studies - the leading research institution for Korean studies. It was launched in 2017 as the final product research project which aimed to understand on a deeper level how we might create better introductory content on Korea for non-Korean speakers and Koreans abroad. This research project came about in response to the lack of reputable, introductory content on Korea available online - especially in English. 100 topics were selected to serve as a "test run" to gain insight on existing resources, to fine-tune content development, fact-checking, and editing processes for Korea-related content, and to serve as a backdrop for multimedia content compiliation and creation. It was implemented on a MediaWiki platform to enable collaborative creation and easy navigation.
English-language articles on Korea 100 are abbreviated and tailored versions of the Korean-language articles designed to better serve the needs of those less familiar with Korean history, language, and culture. For those who can read Korean, a link to the Korean version of each article is available in the top right corner of each page.