Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Korean Studies Resources


  • Korean History: A Bibliography – In English
    Compiled by Kenneth Robinson, University of Hawaii, this website provides citations for resources covering Korean history up to the 1960s. The subjects include not only political, diplomatic, and economic history, but also historical linguistics, art history, literature, philosophy and religion, and overseas Koreans.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies  – In English
    Only accessible to UBC Faculty, Students, Staff and Community Membership Holders.
    More than 680,000 records for western-language materials on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide since 1971. 
  • Brother Anthony of Taize An Sonjae – In English
    Homepage of Professor Emeritus, Sogang University and professional translator, Brother Anthony of Taize. Links to information on translators of Korean and lists literary works published in English translation since 1979 plus ull-text access to Brother Anthony's own translations of various Korean poems and short works of fiction.
  • Information on Korean Buddhism – In English
    Website by UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies,"Provides links to sites containing information on Korean Buddhism, including general resources, information on monasteries, teaching and practice centers, art and architecture in Korean Buddhism, and various other related categories."
  • Korean Bibliography – In English
    The Korean Section of the Library of Congress has prepared a bibliography of approximately 4,800 records of books about Korea in English up to 1995 held by the Library of Congress. The Korean Section added local subject terms to these records to provide added value for researchers and improve the quality of service in the library.
  • Resources for East Asian Language and Thought – In English
    Web portal maintained by Charles Muller, University of Tokyo. Contains an online CJKV-English dictionary. Heavily focused on Buddhism with several sites specifically on Korean Buddhism.
  • Bibliography of Korean Cinema – In English

A bibliography of Japanese-language material on Korea published between 1868 and 1945. With preface by Professor Miyajima Hiroshi, an authority on Korean history in Japan.

A bibliography of books and magazine articles on Korean history published in Japan since 1945. Compiled and copyrighted by Chosenshi kenkyukai (the largest academic society in Japan specializing in Korean history), and linked to the personal website of Professor Mizuno Naoki, another authority on Korean history in Japan.


Korean Studies


Historical terms from the Annals of Chosŏn Dynasty

Harvard Professor Sunjoo Kim at Harvard has compiled a glossary that can be downloaded from her Resources for Premodern Korean history page

Language & Linguistics


North Korea 

Location: Asian Library Reference. Call #: CT1856 .P84.

Religion & Philosophy




  • Statistics Korea · 통계청 – Available in English
    Official Korean government site. Provides information about and links to a variety of statistical services through KOSIS (국가통계포털). Statistical surveys include international migration, life/death, population projection, housing, economic & social trends, household economy, retail/wholesale sectors etc. The population census is conducted every five years - most recently in 2015.

Print Resource. Koerner stacks; latest edition in Koerner reference. Call #: HC466.O33. Articles cover annual "OECD assessment and recommendations on the main economic challenges faced by Korea." Mainly useful as a source of statistical analysis, rather than a source of statistical data.