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 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

Upcoming Excursions

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
Seonun-sa temple 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 - 9:45am to 1:00pm Gangbuk Area in Seoul Jon Dunbar 10,000W for members and 15,000W 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

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-736
(CPO Box 255, Seoul, Korea 100-602)
[110-736] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동 ) 한국기독교회관 611호실

Office open Mon thru Fri, closed Wed. Call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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