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.

Upcoming Lectures

Date Lecturer Venue Admission
Korean Poets: Their Lives and their Poems Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Brother Anthony Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
The Comfort Women of WWII Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Maija Rhee Devine Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
From the First Tram to Korea’s Modern Day Transport System Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Andy Tebay and Nikola Medimorec Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Paradise lost of two Korean Americans: Alice Hyun and Wellington Chung, crushed by cold war regimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Byung Joon Jung and Vladimir Hlasny Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members

Upcoming Excursions

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
Walking in Seodaemun Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm Seodaemun Prison History Hall Jeremy Seligson 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Dong Gang (River) One day Rafting tour Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:30pm Gangwon Province Dong Gang Conservationists Club & Sue J. Bae W83,000 for members and W99,600 for non-members
(POSTPONED) Yeongheung-do, Mokseom, and an Arboretum Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:00am to 7:00pm Yeongheung-do, Mokseom (Seonjae-do), Mulhyanggi Arboretum Sue J. Bae 50,000W for members and 60,000W for non-members
Bhutan 2017 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 8:15pm to Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:00am Bhutan Tom Coyner 2602.00USD (shared occupancy) - 2812.00USD (single occupancy)*

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is open Monday through Friday except Wednesday. We are short staffed: please call or email before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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