List of Directors (Past and Present)

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Chong-woo Lee
  • 1st Chairman of the Committee (June 1957 – August 1960)
  • Former President of Korea University
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Jae-kak Chung
  • 2nd Chairman of the Committee (September 1960 – November 1962)
  • Former President of Dongguk University
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Chi-hoon Cho
  • 3rd Chairman of the Committee (December 1962 – June 1963)
  • 1st and 2nd Director of the Center (June 1963 – May 1968)
  • Former Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature
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Sung-eui Park
  • 3rd and 4th Director of the Center (May 1968 – May 1978)
  • Former Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature
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Il-sik Hong
  • 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Director of the Center (May 1978 – April 1990)
  • 11th Director of the Center (September 1994 – April 1995)
  • 1st Director of the Institute (April 1998 – August 1999)
  • Former President of Korea University Professor Emeritus, Department of Korean Language and Literature
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Jae-ho Chung
  • 9th and l0th Director of the Center (May 1990. 5 – August 1994)
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Korean Language Education
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Sa-soon Youn
  • 2nd Director of the Institute (August 1999 – February 2002)
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy
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Heung-kyu Kim
  • 12th and 13th Director of the Center (May 1995 – April 1998)
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Director of the Institute (March 2002 – February 2011)
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Korean Language and Literature
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Yong-chul Choe
  • 7th present Director of the Institute (March 2011 - Feburary 2015)
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Sung-taek Cho
  • 9th present Director of the Institute (March 2015 – present)
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy
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