• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Korea-China History Awareness

6. Northeast Project Reference List

  • Year
  • Month
  • Description
  • 2002
  • Jan. – Feb.
  • • Northeast Project - Leading Group and Expert Committee formed
    • First Expert Committee meeting held (Beijing)
    • Northeast Project officially launched
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  • Apr.
  • • ‘Koguryo History Research Symposium’ held (Changchun, Jilin Province)
    • 2nd Expert Committee meeting held (Beijing); Research projects selected for Koguryo, Balhae, Gojoseon, Mt. Baekdu, etc.
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  • July
  • • ‘2nd Northeast Borderland History and Koguryo Symposium’ held (Changchun & Tonghua, Jilin Province)
    - Over 100 experts participated; Approx. 70 papers published
    - Research projects selected for Koguryo, Balhae, Gojoseon, Mt. Baekdu, etc.
    - Koguryo ruins in China including the Stele of Gwanggaeto the Great; World Heritage Site application
  • 2003
  • Aug.
  • • 3rd Expert Committee meeting held (Heihe, Heilongjiang Province) - Research projects selected for Koguryo, Balhae, Gojoseon, Jiandao, etc.
    • Koguryo Balhae Symposium held (Yanji, Jilin Province); 25 experts participated
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  • Oct.
  • • 2000th anniversary of Koguryo Gungnae Fortress capital transfer; ‘3rd National Koguryo Symposium’ held (Ji’an)
    - Six-volume Northeast Borderland books published including Ancient Chinese History Continued in Koguryo
    - Research projects selected for Koguryo, Balhae, Gojoseon, Jiandao, etc.
    - Koguryo ruins maintenance; Koguryo museum exhibit opening and labels installed as part of Chinese history
  • 2004
  • July
  • • Koguryo ruins in China and North Korea listed as World Heritage Sites
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  • Aug.
  • • ‘Koguryo History Research Discussion’ held (Yanji) – Approx. 50 experts participated
    • China''s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dawei Wu''s visit to Korea - Five-point verbal agreement with the Korean government
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  • Dec.
  • • ‘Historical Value of Koguryo Culture Korea-China Conference’ held (Beijing) - Co-hosted by the Koguryo Research Foundation and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
    - Koguryo ruins listed as a World Heritage Site
    - Research projects selected for Balhae, Goryeo, Jiandao, Mt. Baekdu, etc.
  • 2005
  • Aug.
  • • ‘Koguryo History Academic Debate’ held (Yanji) – Approx. 30 experts participated
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  • Oct.
  • • ‘Historical Significance of Koguryo Culture Korea-China Conference’ held (Suwon) - Co-hosted by Koguryo Research Foundation and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2006
  • June
  • • Tang Balhae Sanggyeong Yongcheonbu Fortress Protection Ordinance; Heilongjiang Provincial Committee consideration passed; World Heritage Site listing promoted
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  • Aug. – Sep.
  • • Three-volume Northeast Borderland books published including History of Balhae
    • Koguryo History Academic Debate held (Yanji)
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  • Oct.
  • • ‘Korea-China Summit’ held (Beijing) - Premier Jiabao Wen expressed position to respect 2004 verbal agreement / Jintao Hu commented; Commitments made for 2004 verbal agreement
  •  
  • Nov.
  • • Chinese Ambassador to Korea Fukui Ning stated UNESCO World Heritage Site listing for Baekdu Mountain would be promoted after consultations with the countries concerned
    - Three-volume Northeast Borderland books published including History of Balhae
  • 2007
  • Mar.
  • • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Research Center for Chinese Borderland History and Geography, Northeast Asia Regions Research Base established at Yanbian University
  •  
  • Apr.
  • • ‘Korea-China Summit’ held (Seoul) - Premier Jiabao Wen reaffirms stance that "Territory and history issues should be approached by separating politics and society, and reality and academics."
  •  
  • June
  • • China publishes research papers claiming that Taejo of Goryeo Wang Geon was of Han Chinese descent, not Silla of Korea
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  • July
  • • ‘Northeast Asia Borderland History Research International Conference’ held (Japan Fukuoka)
    - Co-hosted by Japan''s Kyushu University, Korea Research Center, and U.S.-Korea Council
  •  
  • Sep.
  • • China publishes research papers claiming that all 28 Koguryo Kings are located in Ji''an
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  • Oct.
  • • Tonghua Teachers College Koguryo Culture Research Base and Yanbian University Balhae Culture Research Base confirmed as priority research bases in Jilin Province
  •  
  • Nov.
  • • Chinese mythology researcher files claim that the Dangun myth originated from Huangdi’s (Yellow Emperor) bear totem tribe
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  • Dec.
  • • Western Ancient City - Beijing Bohai Archaeological Excavation Report, Balhae Chongqing Province excavation report published
    • ‘Korea-China Summit’ held (Beijing) - History issues must not damage relations between the two countries; Northeast Asian History Foundation and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences expressed desire to actively promote exchanges
    • ''Early Koguryo History Research Korea-China Symposium'' held (Beijing)
    - Co-hosted by Northeast Asian History Foundation and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
    • Investigation of koguryo Tomb Tongkao published
  • 2008
  • July
  • • Research on the Five Capitals of Balhae in the Tang Era published
  •  
  • Aug.
  • • ‘Northeast Project and Koguryo International Conference’ held (Vancouver)
    - International Society of Goryeo organized
  •  
  • Sep.
  • • Eight books published including Condensed Koguryo History, Research on the Chinese Tributary System, and Research on Ancient China''s Control of the Northeast
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  • Nov.
  • • ‘Jolbon Era Koguryo History Research Korea-China Symposium’ held (Jejudo)
    - Co-hosted by Northeast Asian History Foundation and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2009
  • May
  • • Chinese portal site Baidu publishes "Ieodo (Suyan Rock) is China’s territory," article deleted after controversy
  •  
  • July
  • • ‘2009 Northeast Borderland History and Culture Symposium’ held (Changchun)
    - 60 experts participated
    - Organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Jilin Academy of Social Sciences
  •  
  • Dec.
  • • Northeast Borderland History and Cultural Studies published (Jilin People''s Publishing House, Scientific Research series, Jilin Academy of Social Sciences, Dec. 2009)
  • 2010
  • July
  • • ‘6th Changbai Mountain Culture Debate’ held (Changchun)
    - Co-hosted by Changbai Mountain Administrative Committee, Jilin Changbai Mountain Culture Research Group, and Library of Jilin Province
    • China''s Phoenix Television, Soaring China program airs episode "Chinese Waters Safety - China-Korea Territorial Water Disputes," claims Ieodo (Suyan Rock) is included in China''s territorial waters and 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone
    • Changbai Mountain Administrative Committee begins organizing ''Jilin Changbai Mountain Culture Enterprise Development Plan''
    - Organized by Jilin Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2011
  • May
  • • ‘3rd Origin of Chinese Civilization Project’ opens
    - Joint project of approx. 30 Chinese scientific research organizations including Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Institute of Archaeology, Munbak Peking University School of Archaeology, China National Museum, Dunhuang Research Institute, and Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
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  • June
  • • 2011 Projects Plan, Koguryo Research Center of Jilin Province, Jilin University
    - Koguryo murals, Koguryo/Balhae literature and research, Koguryo/Balhae archaeological research, Buyeo history and culture research
    • ‘3rd List of Intangible Culture’ released by China''s State Council includes Yanbian Arirang, Gayageum, Korean-Chinese anniversary celebration and Tieling City Korean-Chinese Pansori
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  • July
  • • ''China Territory Theory Symposium'' held (Xi''an) - Co-hosted by China Borderland Research Magazine and Northwestern Ethnic Group Research Center, Shaanxi Normal University
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  • Aug.
  • • ''Northeast Forum: Northeast Borderland Research from an East Asian Perspective'' held (Changchun) - Organized by Changchun Normal School; Sponsored by Research Center for Chinese Borderland History and Geography under Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
    - Approx. 50 experts participated; Northeast Borderland literary archive excavation and organizing, Borderland research methods, data accumulation debate
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  • Nov.
  • • Six-part documentary “Chanbai Mountain” aired on China’s CCTV from the 12th to the 17th
    - Focus on Balhae issues; Ancient Korean-Chinese dance cited as one of the Changbai Mountain area’s traditional cultures. Emphasizes China selected the intangible cultural heritage
    • ''Korean Peninsula Peace Development and International Relations'' research forum held (Beijing) - Co-hosted by Jilin University Northeast Asia Research Institute and Asia-Pacific Institute of Peking University; Peking University & Jilin University Northeast Asia Forum sponsored by the Korea Research Center of Peking University
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  • Dec.
  • • ''Northeast Borderland History and Culture'' discussion held at the Jilin Academy of Social Sciences (Changchun) - Organized by the Jilin Academy of Social Sciences

 
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