Clubs & Groups

RAS - Business & Culture Club
*FYI - The Business and Culture Club is moving their monthly meetings to the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

The Business & Culture Club meeting is held monthly at lunch time for working people with little time but a lot of interest in Korea. Please click on the name to go to the Facebook link for a schedule of events. 

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 17: Visit to the Seoul Museum of Art [서울시립미술관]. Exhibit is titled "미묘한 삼각관계" [Delicate & complicated relationship between Korea, China and Japan]

Meet the group at noon, inside Dunkin Donuts next to Deoksugung Palace (Daehanmun). Refer to map




Visit to the National Museum of Korea

A special guided tour in English of different portions of the National Museum’s collections for RAS members. Please click on the name for link to the schedule. 




RAS Photography Workshops
RAS Korea has arranged with “Blue Dalmatian Photography” to offer a series of in-depth “RAS Photo Workshops.”




The RAS Cinema Club and the Seoul Film Society
There will be showings of great Korean movies with English subtitles, with an introduction and free-wheeling discussion after, on the first Saturday of each month at 3pm in the Haechi Hall, Seoul Global Cultural Center in Myeongdong. Please visit the Seoul Film Society for future showings. 

Next meeting:  Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2pm.  

Venue: M-Plaza, Seoul Global Cultural Center


Please join Seoul Film Society and the Royal Asiatic Society Cinema Club for our first April screening on Saturday 4th April. We will be showing the award winning biographical film ‘A Single Spark’ about Jeon Tae-il, a worker who protested labour conditions through self-immolation. Director Park Kwang-su will take part in a 90 minute Interview and Question and Answer session after the screening.  Park is considered the leader of the "New Korean Cinema" movement and one of Korea's most highly regarded filmmakers. His films have garnered critical acclaim and he has received numerous domestic and international awards for his films. It's an excellent opportunity to see this famous, highly acclaimed Korean film on a big screen in a great venue and meet the director. ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  (

서울필름소사이어티와 왕립아시아학회 시네마클럽의 4월 영화상영회에 초대합니다. 행사 일정은 4월 4일 토요일입니다. 이번 상영회에서는 노동자들의 권익을위해 투쟁하다 분신자살한 청년 전태일의 일생을 다룬 영화상 수상작품 '아름다운 청년 전태일'을 상영합니다. 영화 상영 후에는 특별히 영화를 감독하신 박광수감독님을 직접 모시고 인터뷰와 질의응답을 하는 귀중한 시간을 가질 것입니다. 박광수 감독님은 새로운 한국 영화의 선도주자로 꼽히시는 분이며 존경받는 영화감독이십니다. 감독님의 작품들은 비평가들의 절찬을 받아왔고 국내외에서 많은 상을 수상하였습니다. '아름다운 청년 전태일'을 훌륭한 장소에서 감상하고 직접감독님까지 만나뵐 수 있는 좋은 기회입니다. 영화는 영어자막과 함께 상영됩니다.  (


Admission fee: The movie screening is FREE.  The second session with director Park Kwang-su is 7,000won (5,000 for students). 

입장료: 영화 상영회는 무료입니다. 영화 상영 후 박광수 감독님과의 인터뷰 세션은 7,000원(학생 5,000원)의 입장료가 있습니다


Place: Haechi Hall in Seoul Global Cultural Center

(5th Floor, M Plaza in Myeong-dong) (


Full directions are here:

서울글로벌문화체험센터 해치홀 (명동 M플라자 5층)


(Call Barry on 010 5138 8859 if you get lost or can't find it and I will come meet you at exit 6 Myeong-dong station.)


(행사 장소를 찾기 어려우시면 010-5138-8859 배리 웰시에게 전화를 주세요. 명동역 6번 출구로 마중나가겠습니다.)




The group discusses a Korean short story in English translation each month, in the Library of Jongno District Office behind the American Embassy (see below)
Next meeting: Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. We will be reading My Clint Eastwood (나의 클린트 이스트우드) by Oh Han-ki (오한기).  Email Patrick at for more information.

Directions for the Jongno District Office (Reading Club Location)

(종로구청) "작은도서관 삼봉서랑 

1. Go out exit 2 of Gwanghwamun station, walk straight and make the first right before the American Embassy.

2. Walk straight, past the little rotary.

3. On your left, you will see the Jongro District office. Right before it there will be the parking lot entrance/exit.

4. Go into the parking lot and walk to the back of the main, building and you will see the entrance as pictured below.


Contact Us

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

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
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