Daesan Foundation Endeavors to Foster Culture, Literature
The Daesan Foundation was founded by Shin Yong-ho in 1992 to promote education and cultural activities of the nation by supporting projects to foster its culture and literature.
As one concrete way to help develop and globalize Korean literature, Daesan established the Daesan Literary Awards, the largest of its kind in the nation.
The awards are given in five categories: poetry, fiction, drama, criticism and translation.
The award-winning works are translated into various languages and published by well-known publishers, thereby allowing them to reach readers worldwide.
Daesan also encourages the development of Korean studies -- especially the study of Korean literature -- around the globe through grants given for Korean studies overseas. Grants are available for research institutions and individuals, translations and publication and acquisition of books related to Korean studies.
Another way Daesan contributes to the development of cultural opportunities is the promotion of literary exchanges on an international level. …