Changdeokgung: Palace Grounds and Secret Garden Excursion

Join us on a tour of Changdeokgung (sometimes called Changdeok Palace in English) as we explore the architectural features this palace ground has become renowned for. Changdeokgung is an outstanding example of East Asian palace architecture and garden design, exceptional for the way in which the buildings consider natural setting by integrating into, harmonizing with, and adapting to the topography.

Rewriting Korean History

Professor In-ho Lee

2006.11.14

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How to Find & Download Transactions Online

Royal Asiatic Society Transactions Online

The complete volumes can be found in the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch E-book Archive. Here are the instructions for finding and downloading the volumes:

Go to the RASKB home page and select E-book Archive on the right side of the page.

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Clubs & Groups

RAS - Business & Culture Club

The Business and Culture Club meets monthly on the 3rd working Tuesday noon of each month. 

Traditional Korean Porcelain Culture: The Art and Science of Underglaze Painting

The vitality and spontaneity of painted underglaze decoration is one of the unique characteristics which makes Korean porcelain one of the best known and most appreciated in the world. Unlike the potters of China and Japan, whose colorful elaborate overglaze decorations made their porcelain so popular that it was known as “white-gold” up to the 18th century, Korean ceramicists achieved their beauty by leaving their wares totally undecorated or decorated them sparingly with only under glaze designs using various techniques such as incising, inlaying and painting.

(confirmed: register now) WALKING THROUGH JOSEON (Chosŏn) DYNASTY SEOUL

Peter Bartholomew leads an RASKB walking tour of Joseon Seoul in 2014, ending at Unhyeonggung.

For all of the time that we spend in Seoul many of us are not aware of the many historical sites that present themselves to us everyday. Today's excursion will help point out some of the many sites that are available.

A Walk to Visit the Sites of Several Historic Churches and Schools in Seoul

The walk, to be led by Dwight Strawn, will begin at 11:30 am from the front gate of Deoksu Palace (City Hall Station, Metro Lines 1 and 2). The meeting point will be on the street next to the elevator which comes up from the Metro station below.

The Plan:

Walk from Deoksoo Palace to the Pai Chai Building at Sŏsomun for lunch at a Chinese restaurant and a brief introduction to the tour, followed by a walk through Chung Dong to visit:

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