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1940’s

The foundation of Sungkyunkwan University under the academic system of 哲政科, 經史科

   based on Confucian Studies (1946)
Establishment of Department of Eastern Philosophy (1948)

1950’s

Master’s course (1953) and Doctorate course (1957) established in Department of

   Eastern Philosophy

1960’s

Construction of ‘Yanghyungo’ as a succession of ‘養賢庫’, the academic organization of

   Goryeo dynasty (1960)
Promotion of Department of Eastern Philosophy to College of Confucian Studies and

   establishment of Department of Confucian Studies and Department of Philosophy under the  

   college (1967)
Renaming of ‘Yanghyungo’ to ‘Yanghyunjae’(1968)

1970’s

Alternation of affiliation of Department of Philosophy from College of Confucian Studies to

   College of Liberal Arts (1979)

1980’s

Establishment of Department of Korean Philosophy and Department of Eastern Philosophy

   under the College of Confucian Studies to have a total of 3 departments, Confucian Studies,

   Korean Philosophy and Eastern Philosophy (1981)
Establishment of Special Graduate School of Confucian Studies, and set up an open course for

   Confucian leaders (1988)
Establishment of Master’s course in Department of Confucian Studies (1989)

1990’s

Establishment of Doctorate course in Department of Confucian Studies (1991)
Start of the undergraduate studies system followed by the establishment of College of Eastern

   Philosophy and Confucian Philosophy, Korean Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy major

   under the college (1996)
Agreement of partnership concluded with Higashi Nippon International University (JAPAN) for

   exchange of studies (1996)
Renaming of College of Eastern Philosophy to College of Confucian Studies & Eastern

   Philosophy (1998)
Agreement of partnership concluded with Peking University (CHINA) for practical exchange(1998)

2000’s Department of Eastern Philosophy selected as one of the BK21 organizations (2006)
2010’s

Host of International Academic Conference of Confucianism by SKKU and International

   Federation of Confucian Studies (2010)
Reorganization of College of Confucian Studies & Eastern Philosophy as Department of

   Confucian Studies & Eastern Philosophy under the College of Confucian Studies (2012)
Establishment of Eastern Philosophy/ Culture Research Institute (2013)
Department of Eastern Philosophy selected as one of the BK21 plus organizations (2013)
Department of Confucian Studies & Eastern Philosophy under the College of Confucian

   Studies selected as one of the universities of CK-II program (2014)
College of Confucian Studies and College of Liberal Arts associatively selected as one of the

   CORE organizations (2016)
Observation of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of College of Confucian Studies (2016)

 

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