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
HOW KOREA BECAME THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT SHIPBUILDING NATION Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Mr. Peter Bartholomew 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
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
SEORAK-SAN NATIONAL PARK & WATERPIA EXCURSION Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:30pm Gangwon Province Sue J. Bae W258,000 for members and W288,000 for non-members
Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan Walk Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm Western Seoul Matt VanVolkenburg 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Gangneung Excursion - POSTPONED: new date Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 2, 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
Old Gunsan: Exploring the Remains of Colonial Korea Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00pm Gunsan, North Jeolla Province Robert Koehler 60,000 won for members and 72,000 won for non-members
WALKING THROUGH JOSEON (Chosŏn) DYNASTY SEOUL Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:30pm in Seoul Mr. Peter Bartholomew W20,000 for members and W25,000 for non-members
A Journey into Korea's Scenic South Jeolla Province Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00pm JIRI-SAN and NAMWON watch out for updates W249,000 for members and W299,000 for non-members
Gilsang-sa Temple and the Korea Furniture Museum Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:45am to 4:00pm Seongbuk-gu, Seoul Mr. Song-Hyon Jang KRW 35,000 for members and KRW 42,000 for non-members
Geumsan-sa & the Eunjin Mireuk Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00am to 7:30pm Jeollabukdo (or North Jeolla Province) Brother Anthony 70,000W for members and 84,000W 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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