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
Special Summer Lecture: Representations of Korean Shamanism in the Media Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Liora Sarfati Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 7,000 won (non-member); free for members
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

Upcoming Excursions

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
DONG GANG (RIVER) ONE DAY RAFTING TOUR Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:30pm Through Gangwon Province Sue J. Bae 83,000 - 99,600W
KILN TOUR - Korean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon Area Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 6:30pm Korean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon Area Sue J. Bae W40,000 for members or W48,000 for non-members
CHEONG-PYEONG BOAT EXCURSION Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:00am to 7:30pm Chuncheon, Gangwon Province Sue J. Bae 80,000 - 96,000W

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)
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[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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