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
Korea as a Holy Land: the “silent nirvana treasure palace” legacy of Great Master Jajang-yulsa Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm David Mason Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 7,000 won (non-member); free for members
Czechs and Korea, Koreans and Bohemia: more than a century of interactions in photos and documents Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Jaroslav Olša, jr. Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 7,000 won (non-member); free for members

Upcoming Excursions

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
MAGNOLIA EXCURSION: CHOLLIPO ARBORETUM & MALLIPO Beach Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:30am to 8:00pm North Chungcheong Province Sue J. Bae W54,000 for members and W64,800 for non-members
Bukchon Walking Tour Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 9:30am to 1:00pm Bukchon Hanok Village David A. Mason 20,000 for RASKB members and 25,000 for non-members
NEW Catholic and Buddhist Sites of Seosan Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:30am to 8:00pm South Chungcheong Province Robert Koehler W68,000 for members and W80,000 for non members
Color and Pageantry in Seoul’s Temples on Buddha's Birthday Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm in Seoul Jeremy Seligson W33,000 for members and W39,600 for non-members
Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan Walk Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm Western Seoul Matt VanVolkenburg 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-736
(CPO Box 255, Seoul, Korea 100-602)
[110-736] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동 ) 한국기독교회관 611호실

Office open Mon thru Fri, closed Wed. Call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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