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.
|A Special Introduction to Korean Shamanism||Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Dr. Yang Jongsung and two shamans||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Lecture-performance: An Evening of Music||Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||Jocelyn Clark and Friends||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|The Baekdu Daegan as One Mountain System.||Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Roger Shepherd||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Korea in the Asian Crisis of '97-'98: the 'IMF Crisis' in Korea||Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||Hank Morris||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Masters Wonhyo & Uisang – the Yin-Yang Doban Geniuses of Early Korean Buddhism||Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||David Mason||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Tour of the Museum of Shamanism||Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm||The Museum of Shamanism, Seongbuk-gu||Fred Jeremy Seligson & Dr Yang Jongsung||25,000W for members and 30,000W for non-members|
|Naejang-san National Park||Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||North Jeolla Province||Mrs. Sue J. Bae||53,000W for members and 64,000W for non-members|
|Spend your Lunar New Year Holidays in Vietnam/Cambodia||Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:30pm to Monday, February 3, 2014 - 5:15am||Vietnam & Cambodia||2,520,000 - 2,570,000W|