East Rock Institute possesses the largest archive of research and resources on Korean and Korean American cultural studies. These include a series of publications authored by Dr. Hesung Chun Koh on topics such as Korean women and authentic leadership, as well as a curriculum module to support Korean and Korean American culture education. East Rock Institute has also published and produced the following resources:

  • The Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin. Established in 1984, the Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin publishes research on topic issues of relevance to both Koreans and Korean Americans and also to Korea in an East Asian context by Bulletin scholar-authors from around the world. As an invaluable resource for academics as well as those interested in cutting-edge analysis of current public policy issues, the Bulletin is circulated at libraries, research institutes, and subscribers throughout the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, and Europe. To focus on other publications, ERI has suspended the Bulletin. For back-issues, contact ERI.
  • KOCIS-KD Information System. The Korean Cultural Information System, sometimes referred to as Koh’s Cultural Information System, is an information system which was developed over a half century. Initially built using resources, such as Yale’s Human Area Relations File’s ethnologies in the 1950s to the mid 1980s, and the Columbia, Harvard, and Yale Joint Catalogue System in the 1950s and 1960s, the purpose of KOCIS was to affix the abundant knowledge of the Korean culture to a singular and organized module.  This effort would not have been possible without support from other information sources and funds from the United States, Japan, and Korea. The KOCIS-KD system boasts 143 articles on the four major Korean Diaspora groups around the world.
  • INSTROK (Information System for Teaching and Research on Korea) was designed to engage learners of all ages in exploring Korean culture and history through an easily accessible web portal. Using folktales, legal treaties, short essays, secondary sources, and interactive activities, the Instrok website helps visitors gain new knowledge of, and appreciation for, the persistence and transformation of the Korean culture. Instrok’s instructional website is based on the lifelong teachings of Dr. Hesung Chun Koh.  


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