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.
|Mural of Mystery: the Amitabha Buddha Triad at Muwi-sa||Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Hal Swindall||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|A Forgotten Terrorist||Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm||Ambassador Ra Jong-yil||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Won for the money: How capitalism is changing North Korea||Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||James Pearson||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Korea’s Birds: Portraits in Place||Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm||Robert Newlin||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Reforestation in Korea: Dramatic Success under Park Chung-hee and Current Efforts in the DPRK||Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm||Dr. Victor K. Teplyakov||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|The Natural History Museum of Kyunghee University||Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm||in Seoul||Jacob M. Verville (& Jon Dunbar)||10,000 for members and 15,000W for non-members|
|Unforgettable Experience of Myanmar with the RASKB - Short and Long Program||Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am||Myanmar||Tom Coyner||2,197,400 - 2,869,000KRW (slight change in price)|