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.
|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|
|A conversation with Krys Lee, author of “How I Became a North Korean”||Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Krys 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|
|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|
|(cancelled) Cultural and Scenic Splendor of Eastern Jiri-san||Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 6:00am to 10:00pm||Jirisan, Jeolla Province||David Mason||110,000W for members & 132,000W for non-members|
|(cancelled) CHEONG-PYEONG BOAT EXCURSION||Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to 7:30pm||Chuncheon, Gangwon Province||Sue J. Bae||80,000 - 96,000W|
|Autumn Foliage in Seorak-san||Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:30pm||Seoraksan Mountain in Gangwon Province||Sue J. Bae||258,000W for members and 309,600W for non-members|
|Ganghwado exactly 150 years after the French invasion of 1866||Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 9:30am to 6:00pm||Ganghwado Island||Brother Anthony with Pierre-Emmanuel Roux and (we hope) Thomas Duvernay||60,000W for members and 72,000W for non-members|
|Land of Exile: Gangjin and Haenam||Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 8:00pm||South Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||W248,000 for members and W297,600 for non-members|
|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)*|