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
The Latter-Day Diaspora Century, a Personal Journey A Conversation With the Iconic K.W. (Kyung Won) Lee Return of a Prodigal Son to the Land of Everlasting Hahn* Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm KW Lee Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Building Sandcastles in Seoul: Socio-cultural Barriers to Doing Business in South Korea Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Dr Judith Cherry MBE Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Pictures from the Past – the charm and revelations of historic Korean postcards Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Norman Thorpe 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
Gangjin and Haenam: Dasan and Cho-ui Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 8:00pm South Jeolla Province Brother Anthony W248,000 for members and W297,600 for non-members
(NOTE: date change) Museum of Shamanism and Jingwansa Temple Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 7:00pm Northern Seoul Jeremy Seligson 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members

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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