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.
|HOW KOREA BECAME THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT SHIPBUILDING NATION||Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Mr. Peter Bartholomew||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Koryǒ and Korea Today||Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Edward J. Shultz||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Sutra Writing: A visit to the studio of a master calligrapher||Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm||in Seoul||Brother Anthony||FREE for members, 10,000W for non-members|
|GANGHWA-DO EXCURSION||Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:30pm||Ganghwa Island||Sue J. Bae||W49,000 for members and W58,000 for non members|
|SEORAK-SAN NATIONAL PARK & WATERPIA EXCURSION||Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:30pm||Gangwon Province||Sue J. Bae||W258,000 for members and W288,000 for non-members|
|Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan Walk||Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm||Western Seoul||Matt VanVolkenburg||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|Gangneung Excursion - POSTPONED: new date||Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 5:00pm||City of Gangneung (Kangnŭng), Province of Gangwon-Do (Kangwŏn-Do)||Mr. Peter Bartholomew||W258,000 for members and W309,000 for non-members|
|Old Gunsan: Exploring the Remains of Colonial Korea||Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00pm||Gunsan, North Jeolla Province||Robert Koehler||60,000 won for members and 72,000 won for non-members|
|WALKING THROUGH JOSEON (Chosŏn) DYNASTY SEOUL||Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:30pm||in Seoul||Mr. Peter Bartholomew||W20,000 for members and W25,000 for non-members|
|A Journey into Korea's Scenic South Jeolla Province||Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00pm||JIRI-SAN and NAMWON||watch out for updates||W249,000 for members and W299,000 for non-members|
|Gilsang-sa Temple and the Korea Furniture Museum||Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:45am to 4:00pm||Seongbuk-gu, Seoul||Mr. Song-Hyon Jang||KRW 35,000 for members and KRW 42,000 for non-members|
|Geumsan-sa & the Eunjin Mireuk||Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00am to 7:30pm||Jeollabukdo (or North Jeolla Province)||Brother Anthony||70,000W for members and 84,000W for non-members|