Offensive gestures in South Korea

This presentation combines approaches from multimodal discourse analysis, gesture studies and impoliteness research to analyse how a common hand shape was constructed as an offensive gesture in...

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Hand gestrue

2022 Korea Update

Register now for this year’s essential Korea Update - held on Mon 21 and Tues 22 November. Hear from two outstanding keynote speakers, the VC and the Korean Ambassador, as well as 5 panels...

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Australia-Korea Foundation Grants Round 2022-23 is open

The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) is pleased to advise that the Australia-Korea Foundation Grants Round 2022-23 opened on Wednesday 23 March and will close on Wednesday 11 May...

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Korea Corner Grand Opening

The ANU Korea Institute and the Republic of Korea Embassy in Canberra warmly invite you to the grand opening of the Korea Corner on Friday 29 October at 4-5pm. Korea Corner is a new bespoke space...

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Image: Scholar's books and things (approx. 1860-1874) , Yi Eungrok (Korean, 1808-after 1874), Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

2021 Korea Update - Register Now

Friday 29 October 2021, 9.15am - 3.30pm. Celebrating 60 Years of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Republic of Korea 1961-2021.

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Image: Photo by Cait Ellis on Unsplash

The Korea Institute at The Australian National University was established in 2008 to foster a closer relationship between Australia and Korea through education, research and dialogue, while also promoting Korea's engagement with the Asia-Pacific region. The ANU Korea Institute seeks to extend and enhance the teaching of Korean language and a wide range of Korea-related subjects at ANU to strengthen the ties between Korea and Australia, and further the field of Korean Studies globally. Since it was established, the Institute has bolstered existing strengths in the humanities, enhanced research in the social sciences, fostered an expanding Korean language program and promoted active engagement in public affairs. The Korea Institute runs public events through the year including an annual Korea Update, manages the Sochon Foundation scholarship for postgraduate students, and hosts a schedule of distinguished visiting speakers.

The Korea Institute is led by the Director Professor Kyung Moon Hwang and the Deputy Director Professor Roald Maliangkay and is advised by an academic Board.



Major publications by Korea Institute (KI) board members and KI funding recipients.

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Media Library


Korea-related media of historical-cultural interest are often hidden in libraries and private collections around the world. In response, the AKS Project has established the Pictori online media library, allowing users to browse, discuss and utilise images of interest to Korean Studies.

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