—This study focused on the analysis of the trend of
the studies on the restitution of cultural property in Korea.
Despite the numerous studies on the restitution of cultural
property in Korea, there has been no analytical study on the
research trend regarding this issue. Because the restitution of
cultural property is still an unsolved problem, it seemed
necessary to understand the flow of the viewpoints of Koreans
on the restitution of cultural property, for the sake of
understanding the current effort to suggest solutions for
restitution and discovering its shortcomings. The destitutions
and academic articles in Korea were reviewed for this study.
This research classified the topics of the studies on the
restitution of cultural property into three categories and
observed the change of foci and purposes of the studies in each
category. The studies on each issue have gone through
significant changes, but there are still the area left that need to
be investigated on. Even though the studies on the restitution of
cultural property have become much more diversified, it is still
recommended that the researchers deviate from the established
discussions and take new viewpoints in more global and
—Restitution of cultural property, international
convention, 1965 Korea-Japan Agreement, Oekyujanggak
Ho Yean Choi is with the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South
Korea (e-mail: hyc95@ naver.com).
Cite: Ho Yean Choi, " The Analysis of the Preceding Studies on the Restitution of
Cultural Property in Korea," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 143-146, 2014.