Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch


From 1900, the year the RASKB was founded, we began publishing an annual journal, Transactions. Publication has continued ever since, so long as the Society was active, with Volume 87 (2012) being published early in 2013. We welcome submissions of papers on any aspect of Korea, ancient or modern. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of readers.

Back issues of Transactions are available either individually or in a complete set of bound reprints (volumes 1-40) and originals, from the RASKB office. Indexes to the complete series can be viewed through the links on the sidebar. A printed Index of volumes 1-85 was published in 2011 and can be purchased from the RASKB office (send us an email to

In 2011, thanks to a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, the entire series was scanned and is now freely available in various formats through the link on the sidebar.

General Editor

Samuel Hawley (

The Editorial Board

  • Professor Edward J. Baker (Seoul National U.)
  • Professor Robert Buswell (UCLA)
  • Professor Donald Clark (Trinity University, San Antonio)
  • Dr. Martina Deuchler (SOAS, London)
  • Professor Gari Ledyard (Columbia U.)
  • Professor Wayne Patterson (UC Berkeley)
  • Professor Werner Sasse (Hanyang University, Seoul)
  • Professor Edward Schultz (U. Hawai'i)

Transactions is a fully refereed journal published once a year in May. Papers about any aspect of Korea, past or present, may be submitted for publication in Transactions at any time. They should be serious, well documented studies on topics related to aspects of Korean nature, culture and history etc. Romanization of Korean names etc should use the McCune-Reischauer system or the current official Korean government system. Papers should not normally exceed 15 single-spaced A4 pages. Documentation (citations) should be in endnote / bibliography style, following the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Illustrations, especially those that would require printing in color are not normally acceptable for reasons of cost.

Inquiries and submissions should be addressed by email to the General Editor, Samuel Hawley, or to the Chairman of the RASKB Publications Committee (currently Brother Anthony)

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

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