after Truth, Based on Facts
Dr. Hong met with Yemeni President
Ali Abdulla Saleh in Korea on 27 April, 2005.
a private center attached to RIES set up on August 15,
1993. KYC was established to specialize in country study
in the Middle East. KYC performs the interdisciplinary
studies with KIME, Korea Institute of the
Mideast Economies. Remembrancer
of the old homepage:
Yemen, located in the southeastern area of Arabia
Felix in the Greek Era, is well known to Korea as the Kingdom of
Sheba (B.C. 950-B.C.115). Over the course of history, the rather
small country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula has been
serving as a wellspring of people emigrating across the peninsula
and beyond, quickly adapting to foreign surroundings and even settling
down for good. By reason of the fact, Yemen has been a root of the
Arabic language and history.
In Korea, the Middle-East has been a keen interesting
region since the oil crisis of 1973. According to the Korean advance
in the Middle East, its studies and economic relations have been
activated in Korea. Now the region of the Middle East is not a strange
part to Koreans. The advances and studies of the Middle East, however,
have been confined really to the oil-rich countries and the confronted
nations with the Israeli struggle.
For this reason, Yemen has been treated as a strange
land by Koreans. The great concerns about Yemen occurred among Koreans
in relation to the unification affairs of the Korean Peninsular
after the Yemeni unification on May 22, 1990. However insufficient
materials and studies about Yemen and civil war of 1994 have still
made her distant to Koreans. Moreover it is true that the significant
cooperation has not been realized between Korea and Yemen, though
the full diplomatic relations between two countries were established
on August 22, 1985.
The study of Yemen has to precede other Arabian
studies in order to know essentially the Arabic history, language
and culture. It is also necessary for Korea, co-shared a disintegrated
grief, to study basically for the purpose of promoting the exchanges
of human resources and materials with Yemen. Nowadays Yemeni studies
urgently needs to increase not only the increasing export-import
but the common interests and development between Korea and Yemen.
Therefore RIES, Research Institute of the East-West Economy &
Society, established 'Korea - Yemen Center' on December 29, 1994
in order to found a Yemeni studies and increase the promotion of
exchanges between Korea and Yemen.
As mentioned above, our institute became to recognize
the need of exact Yemeni knowledge. In accordance with this fact Research Institute
of the East-West Economy & Society(RIES) began to feel the need
of basic Yemeni study to found a Yemeni studies in Korea through
the comprehensive study of history, society, culture, art and economy
of Yemen. For the purpose of it, Korea-Yemen Center was born in
the form of study center attached to RIES under the article 3 of
the institute regulations on December 29, 1994.
Korea - Yemen Center performs general and multi-aspectual
studies for the specific subject that consists of RIES research
team controlled by the director eligible for the objective project.
KYC prides itself on being able to perform every project effectively
through connecting organically 'home library system' possessed by
each member, utilizing the computer network. KYC places its emphasis
on the slogan of "Small, but Rich" in accordance with
RIES precept, "Seek after Truth, based on the Facts".
Moreover KYC possessed the Mideast specialists who attained the
diploma M.A. or Ph.D. is able to carry out easily the comprehensive
research for Yemeni Studies.
Korea - Yemen Center is a pure private center
and its finance is supported by the member's fee and public and
Korea - Yemen Center performs the following activities;
1) Collection and publication of research works,
periodicals and other materials.
2) Promotion of academic researches and the exchanges
of data and information
3) Short-term lectures and education of Arabic.
4) Carrying out the cultural and artistic events.
5) Holding sisterhood relationship with the related
body in Yemen.
6) Consultant and recommendation for the economic
7) Translation of research works and books about
8) Research cooperation for the center's activities
with the research institutions home and abroad.
9) Performing the other projects to coincide our