1. Why does the KAHC provide this custom-tailored service?
We understand that it is not so easy for foreign scholars to obtain bibliographies
and documents on, and from, Korea. We would like to give you a little help in
your research on Korean Art History. Being in Korea, we are knowledgeable about
the works of Korean Art historians; we have easy access to Korean libraries
and archives; we have quite an efficient Internet system; and most of all, we
are willing to provide services to the global community, of course, without
any expectations for material rewards. So please do not hesitate to ask for
our assistance for your research.
2. Who is eligible for this custom-tailored service?
You must reside outside the Republic of Korea and must be a "professional"
Art historian. Included in our definition of a professional Art historian are
professors, part-time lecturers, Ph. D. holders, doctoral candidates, MA students,
and full-time researchers at various institutions, as well as recognized professional
writers who specialize in any sub-field of history at or beyond the graduate
3. What kinds of services are available?
1) We can provide copies of documents, articles and other texts at your request.
You will be charged copying expenses, transportation fees, if necessary (our
volunteers will use the public transportation system to save your money), bank
charge to exchange money order into Korean currency (about 6,000 Korean Won
per money order, which is roughly $5.00) and postages. An additional 5% fee
will be added to your bill to cover unexpected expenses (for example, differences
due to fluctuating exchange rates). However, no other costs whatsoever will
be tacked onto your bill. Copying services will be provided only when they do
not violate the copy-right laws of the Republic of Korea. (This section was
revised, Dec. 7, 1999.)
2) We may assist you in purchasing Korean books. No fee will be collected
for this service, as we will just connect you to major bookstores in Korea who
have the book(s) of your interest.
3) Professors in the Departments of History Education and of Art History
at Hong-Ik University are willing to answer your questions. Upon receiving your
questions, the manager of the KAHC will direct them to the appropriate faculty
members in the departments. He may introduce you to other Korean Art historians
outside the department, if you want us to do so.
4. How to request for service?
Send an E-mail to Prof. Taesik Kim at email@example.com.
In your request, please include your E-mail address so that we can confirm receiving
your request and send an estimate of your order by a return E-mail.
5. How to pay your expenses?
Send a 'Money Order' payable to Prof. Taesik Kim, Hong-Ik University. If
you have a choice, please use a major bank which has branch offices world-wide.
The bank may charge you a processing fee. (Korean banks charge somewhere between
US $3.00 and $13.00 per money order, depending on the amount.)
Prof. Taesiks Kim, Dept. of History Education, Hong-Ik University, Sangsu-Dong,
Mapo-Ku, Seoul, 121-791, Korea