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
Ghostly Encounters of Modern Korea Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Robert Neff Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (student ID checked at the door); free for members
The Meaning of Park Geun-hye: South Korean Democracy at Crossroads Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Se-Woong Koo, editor-in-chief of Korea Exposé Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Homer B. Hulbert, Hidden Hero of Korea and Pride of America Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm DongJin Kim Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members

Upcoming Excursions/Visits

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
Visit to the House of Sharing Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm House of Sharing Cheryl Magnant 20,000W for members and 25,000W 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)*
Lunar New Year Excursion at Seoraksan National Park (and optional Waterpia experience) Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 8:30pm Gangwon Province Sue J. Bae 249,000W for members and 299,000W for non-members

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is open Monday through Friday except Wednesday. We are short staffed: please call or email before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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