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.
|Moving beyond Makgeolli: Selected Observations on Traditional Korean Alcohol||Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||John Frankl||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members|
|Politics in the Trenches: A Field Report from the 20th National Assembly Election||Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Jacob Reidhead||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members|
|[Children's Day Special] Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival||Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:30am to 6:00pm||Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang Province||Jennifer Flinn||65,000W for members and 78,000W for non-members|
|The Spirit of Gwangju||Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||Gwangju, Jeolla Province||Robert Koehler||60,000W for members and 72,000W for non-members|
|Color and Pageantry in Seoul’s Temples on Buddha's Birthday||Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm||in Seoul||Jeremy Seligson||W39,000 for members and W46,000 for non-members|
|Exploring the Eastern Sections of the Seoul Fortress Wall||Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm||in Seoul||Robert J. Fouser||20,000 for RASKB members and 25,000 for nonmembers|
|(confirmed) Tea-making, temples and food in Jiri Mountain||Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 8:30pm||South Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||269,000W for members and 322,800W for non-members|
|Daehangno and Hyehwa-dong: An Architectural Walk||Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm||Daehangno and Seongbuk-dong neighborhoods in Seoul||Robert J. Fouser||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|Visit SUWON - Country Palace and Fortress City Walls||Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm||Suwon, Kyonggi Province||Mr. Peter Bartholomew||W40,000 for members, and W48,000 for non-members|
|Special Tour of the spectacular Yeongsan-jae Buddhist Ceremony At Bongwon-sa, one of Seoul’s Greatest Temples||Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:30am to 12:00pm||North of the Han River, in Seoul||David Mason||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|Gangneung Excursion||Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 6:00pm||Gangneung, Gangwon Province||Peter Bartholomew||205,000W for members and 246,000W for non-members|