Welcome to the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch
The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (RASKB), founded in 1900, is the oldest organization in Korea specially designed to introduce people to the beauty of this land in all its many aspects.
The RASKB, a non-profit organization, aims to help people enhance their understanding of the arts, customs, history and landscapes of Korea through lectures, cultural excursions, publications and special interest groups.
Our members are from all walks of life, all nationalities, all ages, all professions, anyone with a sense of adventure and a bit of intellectual curiosity is welcome. Come and join us! Members receive a free copy of our Transactions and can use our library. Members are also invited to our annual Garden Party.
|Korean Philosophical & Cultural Inspiration reflected in Hyonok Kim’s dance films||Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Hyonok Kim||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Seokguram, the Guze Kannon, and the Creation of National Pasts||Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Henry Em||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Koryǒ and Korea Today||Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Edward J. Shultz||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Chuseok Holiday Excursion: Inner Seorak & South Seorak Mountain||Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 8:00am to Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:00pm||Seoraksan||Sue J. Bae||258,000 for members and 298,000W for non-members|
|Seonun-sa temple, Geumsan-sa and an onggi potter||Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||North Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||69,000 - 82,800W|
|Tongyoung (Chungmu), Hallyo Sudo (Waterway) and Geojedo: A Journey into Korea's Scenic South||Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:30am to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:30pm||Tongyoung, Geojedo, etc.||Sue J. Bae||W248,000 for members and W297,000 for non-members|
|Sungkyunkwan Confucian Ceremony||Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:45am to 5:00pm||Gangbuk Area in Seoul||Jon Dunbar||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|Sutra Writing: A visit to the studio of a master calligrapher||Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm||in Seoul||Brother Anthony||FREE for members, 10,000W for non-members|
|GANGHWA-DO EXCURSION||Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:30pm||Ganghwa Island||Sue J. Bae||W49,000 for members and W58,000 for non members|
|Gangneung Excursion||Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 5:00pm||City of Gangneung (Kangnŭng), Province of Gangwon-Do (Kangwŏn-Do)||Mr. Peter Bartholomew||W258,000 for members and W309,000 for non-members|