Lectures

About RASKB Lectures

The Royal Asiatic Society - Korea Branch regularly hosts English-language lectures by respected figures on Korean culture and history.

Lectures are held in the Residents’ Lounge on the second floor of the Somerset Palace, Seoul. A map to the venue can be found here.

Lectures are free for RASKB members, while a 10,000 won donation is asked of non-members. Students presenting an appropriate form of ID will be asked to pay 5,000 won.

An archive of past lectures can be viewed here.

NOTICE: To help you plan ahead, here's a summary list of lectures tentatively planned for 2016.

Upcoming Lectures

Date Lecturer Venue Admission
Exploring the People, Culture, and History of China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Michael Spavor Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Exploring the Culture, History, and People of China's "Third Korea" - the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Michael Spavor Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
How did North Korea's rich and powerful live under Kim Il Sung, how do they live now? Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Andrei Lankov Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
God Pictures: Korean Shaman Paintings Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, Yul Soo Yoon Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
A Conversation With the Iconic K.W. (Kyung Won) Lee Return of a Prodigal Son to the Land of Everlasting Hahn* Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm KW Lee Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members

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 Monday through Friday except Wednesday. 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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