Information System for Teaching and Research on Korea
East Rock Institute (ERI), with a grant from the Korea Foundation,
produced four different websites on Korean culture and history.
This project, directed by Hesung Chun Koh, Ph.D., includes two instructional
websites and one dynamic, web-based research tool, called KOCIS.
Also included is an instructional website developed by Dr. Hyo Hyun
Sung's who is a pioneer in Internet-based instruction on Korean
INSTROK's goals are threefold:
- To promote Korean studies and scholarly understanding worldwide
using the Internet;
- To demonstrate the efficacy of KOCIS; and
- To facilitate future international and inter-institutional
cooperation in the area of Korean studies.
INSTROK uses a variety of primary sources, including the 1882 Korea-US
Treaty and famous folktales, and secondary sources (e.g., interactive
timelines, and charts, genre paintings and photographs). INSTROK's
targeted end-user is wide-ranging, and includes researchers of Korean
cultured and history and of comparative, cultural inquiries.
INSTROK will be disseminated through the International Cyber University
(ICU) of Ewha Womans University and select major centers of Korean
studies around the world, as designated by the Korea Foundation
and other international digital initiatives.
- INSTROK's instructional website is based on the lifelong teachings
of Hesung Chun Koh (founder and president/CEO of East Rock Institute)
and her collaborative work with Heseung Ann Song (Yale '90/Harvard
doctoral candidate and president/CEO of Monarch Consulting Group,
Inc.). The design and execution of Lesson One and Lesson Two were
completed by Monarch in consultation with Dr. Koh and ERI staff.
Professor Kwang Lim Koh, an international lawyer, political scientist
and diplomat first introduced the comparison of two different
drafts and the final version of the US-Korea Treaties in 1980
during his lecture on "The Opening of Korea to the West"
at Yale College Seminar on Korean Culture.
- The research website was developed by Dr. Koh with assistance
from ERI staff, Computer Programmer Douglas Avison Black, and
cultural data analysis consultants.
- The web site on Landscape of Korea and Pungsu was developed
by Hyo Hyun Sung and Young Min Lee in Ewha Womans University with
assistance of Sang Hee Jung and Ji Eun Lee. The execution of web
program was completed by Korea Electric Power Data Network Co.,
Ltd. in consultation with International Cyber University and assistance
of Dr. Koh and ERI staff.
All contributors demonstrated uncommon dedication to improving
the understanding of Korean culture. This was truly a labor of
Contribution of ERI Staff and Consultants
- Hesung Chun Koh, Ph.D.-Project Director
- Rebecca Frey, Ph.D.-Text Editor/Reviewer
- Jungha Gil, MBA-Researcher/Reviewer
- Won-ho Jung, M.Div.-Index Assistant/Reviewer
- Seung-hee Eu, Yale '98
- Paul Chow, Yale '02
- Jane Lee, Yale '02
- Jee-Yeon Kim, Yale '02
- David Nam, Yale '02
Instructional Website: Lessons One and Two
- Monarch Consulting Group, Inc.-Lead Consultant
- Heseung Ann Song, President/CEO and
- Matt Uffalussy, Senior IT Engineer
- Tracy Tripp, Copywriter
- Myra Lotto, Project Coordinator
- Jeremiah J. White, Jr., Chairperson and Project Reviewer
- Steven Sonntag, Business Associate and Project Reviewer
INSTROK DATABASE and Research Website (KOCIS)
- Doug Avison Black-Lead Consultant/Chief Programmer
- Ian Skoggard, Ph.D.-OCM Indexing Consultant
- Marlene Martin, M.A./M.L.S.-OCM Indexing Consultant
- Jungha Gil, MBA - KOCIS Analysis
- Rebecca Frey, Ph.D.- KOCIS Analysis
- and Other ERI Staff
- Do Hyun Han, Associate Professor, Social History, Academy of
- Edward Schultz, Professor of History, Director, Center for Korean
Studies, Univeristy of Hawaii
- Martina Deuchler, Professor of Korean Studies, School of Oriental
and Africal Studies, Univeristy of London
- David McCann, Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Literature,
East Asian Language and Civilization, Harvard University
- Dr. Hyo Song Sung (Ewha)
- Dr. Ho Kim (SNU)
- US Library of Congress Manuscript and Image Divisions. U.S.