|The Entomological Society of Korea not
only contributes to the development of Entomology through
study of related fields and the insects, but also has
its objective in promoting fellowship among its members.
Its founding members, Gyusan Chang Hwan Kim, Ph.D, Gwanjung
Bok Sung Cho, Ph.D. and Wun Ha Bak, Ph.D established it
on November 6, 1970 at Korye University, Seoul campus.
With its founding, it began active scholarship activities
to have regular biannual research forums in Spring and
Fall of every year until now. At the time of hosting
of Research Forum, the tradition is to invite national
and international scholars to accompany special seminars.
Moreover, if conditions allow, symposiums were also
hosted and the speakers were also scholars from Korea
and other nations.
Annual Society Journal, 'Entomological Society of Korea
Journal' was published since 1971. It became biannual
in 1974 and quarterly since 1989 to have distributed
the volume number 82 in March of 2000.
On the other hand, in response to internationalization
of the Journal in 1998, the decision was made to exclusively
include and publish Korean and English
dissertations on the first two volumes of each year
and only the complete English
dissertations in other two volumes. Currently, this
decision is being implemented.
Additionally, one volume, 'General Entomology' was
published as college text in 1984. Furthermore, the
revised edition that completely revised the first edition
was published on September 1, 2000.
In 1994, 744 page- 'Korea Insect Names' was published.
This collection of names strove to arrange and complete
all insect species reported domestically according to
the most objective classification system. Moreover,
it organized and listed the names of each class orders
in Korean to establish the standard of Korean Insect
In addition, in 1998, it published 'Insect Terminology'
in collaborations with Applied Entomological Society
November of 2000 as the starting point, as the 30th
year anniversary of the society's founding, we are working
to publish '30 Years of The Entomological Society
of Korea' that will highlight the history of Entomology
in Korea for the Annual Association Meeting in November.
Moreover, we are planning to also publish additional
revised edition of 'Korea Insect Names.'
In order to promote fellowship among members and share
information, we have published Newsletters. Further,
we frequently held Outdoor Collection and a course for
insect and nature education for the public. Although
in the early years of the society's founding, there
were spring events, we have mainly held to summer schedule.
Our members can be divided into five categories. Among
them, the regular members are those who have either
majored in entomology or studied in the field. However,
those who are currently studying Entomology or related
fields in undergraduate or graduate schools receive
student memberships. Organizations such as university
libraries are institute members. Although foreigners
may apply for membership, since there were little active
recruitment activities, there are only few. The number
of members who have registered with the Society totals
to about 500 and the office for the Society is located
inside Korye University Annex Korea Insect Research