Clubs & Groups

RAS - Business & Culture Club
The Business and Culture Club meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Meetings are held 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, October 20, 2015.

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



Exhibition on a great master of Korean modern arts, Lee Quede : an Epic of Liberation (거장 이쾌대해방의 서사시). For details, click here
The exhibition is free of charge, however the entrance fee for Deoksugung palace is 1,000 won.
- Venue: The Museum of Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁 미술관)






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.”




Cinema Club with the Seoul Film Society


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

Next meeting: Sept 5, 2015. 2PM

Venue: M-Plaza, Seoul Global Cultural Center


Please join our next screening on Saturday 5th September. We will be showing the Blue Dragon Best Film award winner ‘Nowhere to Hide’ about Incheon police chasing a murderer. Director Lee Myung-se will take part in a 90 minute Interview and Question and Answer session after the screening. Lee is the award winning director of several highly acclaimed films including ‘Nowhere to Hide’ and ‘Duellist’. 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. (


청룡 영화제 대상 수상작 '인정사정   없다' 95 토요일 상영회에 여러분을 초대합니다. '인정사정   없다' 살인범을 쫓는 인천의  형사의 필사적인 추적을 그린 영화로서 '양들의침묵' 연출한 조나단 드미 감독의 극찬을 받은 작품이기도 합니다영화 상영  영화를 연출한 이명세 감독과의 인터뷰를 가질 예정입니다이명세 감독은 '인정사정   없다' '형사'등의 좋은 평가를 작품들로 각종 영화상 수상 경력도 있습니다작품성 있는 한국 영화를 대형 스크린이 마련된 훌륭한 장소에서 감상하고 이명세 감독님도 직접 만나뵐  있는 좋은 기회입니다영화는영어 자막과 함께 상영됩니다. ( 

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)

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jongno District Office Library. We will be reading Blue Crab Grave by Kwon Ji-ye. Email Patrick or the RASKB office for a copy of the text. 

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, Korean Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[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
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