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.
|Recent Trends in the Return of Cultural Objects to their Countries of Origin: Implications for Korea||Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Lee Keun-Gwan, Professor of Law, Seoul National University||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Guan Yu: Why Koreans worship a Chinese tofu seller||Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Jacco Zwetsloot||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Mural of Mystery: the Amitabha Buddha Triad at Muwi-sa||Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Hal Swindall||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|A Forgotten Terrorist||Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm||Ambassador Ra Jong-yil||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Won for the money: How capitalism is changing North Korea||Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||James Pearson||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Joseon Tea Masters: Haenam and Gangjin||Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 8:00pm||South Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||W238,000 for members and W285,000 for non-members|
|SONGNISAN NATIONAL PARK & BEOPCHUSA||Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||North Chungcheong Province (Chungcheongbuk-do)||Sue J. Bae||W57,000 for members and W69,000 for non-members|
|CITY SHOPPING SPREE||Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:30am to 6:30pm||Various places in Seoul||Sue J. Bae||W32,000 for members and W38,400 for non members|
|Unforgettable Experience of Myanmar with the RASKB - Short and Long Program||Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am||Myanmar||Tom Coyner||2,050,000 - 2,765,000KRW|