Korea University Department of Classical Chinese

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Founded in 1987, the Department of Classical Chinese aims to equip students with a basic general understanding of Asian studies involving literature, history and philosophy, and with the ability to acquire systematic comprehension of classical Chinese texts.

Most of the fruits of Korea’s intellectual and cultural achievements were recorded in Classical Chinese until the early 20th century. The tasks of organizing, translating and studying the texts, therefore, not only contribute to various academic disciplines but also enrich the sources of our thought and culture. The Department of Classical Chinese is devoted to producing experts in dealing with tasks of this kind, answering the demands from both academia and society.