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.
|South Korea's Lost Decade||Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Alastair Gale||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 Foreign Disturbance of 1866: Revisiting the successful expedition and the failed invasion of the French Navy in Chosŏn Korea||Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Pierre-Emmanuel Roux||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|
|Walking Tour: Korea's Native Faiths and Gods||Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm||Anglican Church of Korea (대한성공회), Imperial Temple and Altar of Heaven (Hwangudan, 환구단), the original site of Jeongnueng Royal Tomb (정릉터) & Kwangtong Bridge (광통교), Bosingak Pavilion (보신각), Seung Dong Presbyterian Church (승동교회), etc||Jun Y.K. SHIN||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|A Journey into Korea's Scenic South: Tongyoung, Hallyo Sudo (waterway) and Geojedo||Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30pm||South Gyeongsang Province||Sue J. Bae||268,000KRW - 321,600KRW|
|Hongdae Streets||Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm||in Seoul||Jon Dunbar||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|Cultural and Scenic Splendor of Eastern Jiri-san||Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 6:00am to 7:00pm||Jirisan, Jeolla Province||David Mason||110,000W for members & 132,000W for non-members|
|CHEONG-PYEONG BOAT EXCURSION||Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:00am to 7:30pm||Chuncheon, Gangwon Province||Sue J. Bae||80,000 - 96,000W|
|Bhutan 2017||Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:15pm to Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:00am||Bhutan||Tom Coyner||2783.00USD (shared occupancy) - 3007.00USD (single occupancy)*|