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
Re-visiting the 1937 deportation of ethnic Koreans to Central Asia: 80 years of survival and prospering through the ordeal Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Victoria 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
The Progeny of Fallen Royals: The Gaeseong Wang in Joseon Korea Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Eugene Y. Park Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
(new date) “Women and Buddhism: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp” Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Jin Y. Park Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
“I thank Korea for her books:” James Scarth Gale, Korean Literature in hanmun, and Allo-metropolitan Missionary Orientalism Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Professor Ross King 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
(itinerary change) Cheollipo Arboretum & Seosan Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do Veronica Kang of Gastro Tour Seoul 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Visit to Baekdusan, Dandong and Shenyang
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Baekdusan, Dandong and Shenyang Tom Coyner (Hakyung Choi) 1,359,000 KRW

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 Tuesday through Friday. 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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