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.
|Welcome to the ‘Land of Extremes': An Author Reflects on Writing About Korea||Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Andrew Salmon||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|A study of the possible influence of Beijing drum song and Yangzhou xianci on Korean p’ansori||Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Yeonok Jang||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Recent Trends in the Return of Cultural Objects to their Countries of Origin: Implications for Korea||Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Lee Keun-Gwan, Professor of Law, Seoul National University||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Gangneung Excursion||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|
|Guided Tour of the Cultural and Scenic Splendor of Western Jiri-san||Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 7:00pm||Jirisan and Namwon (North Jeolla Province)||David Mason||299,000W for members and 359,000W 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|
|Jeong-dong||Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm||in Seoul||Matt VanVolkenburg||W20,000 for members and W25,000 for non-members|
|Joseon Tea Masters: Haenam and Gangjin||Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 8:00pm||South Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||W238,000 for members and W285,000 for non-members|
|SONGNISAN NATIONAL PARK & BEOPCHUSA||Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||North Chungcheong Province (Chungcheongbuk-do)||Sue J. Bae||W57,000 for members and W69,000 for non-members|
|CITY SHOPPING SPREE||Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:30am to 6:30pm||Various places in Seoul||Sue J. Bae||W32,000 for members and W38,400 for non members|