The Head, BK21 CKLS-Global
Department of Korean Language and Literature
Kyungpook National University
We are, at this moment, living in the age of globalization.
Due to the advancement of transportation and communication, the scale of our life is much more surpassing the scale of the nation, and cultural openness is rapidly taking place according to the idea of neo-liberalization. As globalization spreads like this, regional problems also emerge. Apparently, it may seem contradictory, but this is perfectly a natural phenomenon. It is because, as globalization progresses, the national and ethnic issues will inevitably be highlighted anew.
Considering that globalism and nationalism are in a competitive relationship, it is perfectly reasonable that the Korean language and literature status should be established in the relationship between these two. Our Department’s Education and Research Center’s agenda, ‘Culture-based Regional Language and Literature in the era of Globalization,’is designed with this in mind. This is because it is the result of paying particular attention to the cultural capabilities of the Korean language and literature while simultaneously considering the global universality of language and literature and the regional specificity of our lives.
Our education and research center aims to foster creative talents in culture-based Korean language and literature with expertise in both theory and practice under the banner of “Student Success-Hope Korean Language and Literature.”We are determined to maximize the practical values of the Korean language and literature by improving research capabilities as active learning with the general public.
We believe that this action will be an essential momentum that will grant a new hope to the Korean language and literature. We look forward to your active interest and participation.