(cancelled) Cultural and Scenic Splendor of Eastern Jiri-san

You are invited to join a rare, elite and fascinating excursion to the best sights in the eastern areas of the highly sacred “Exquisite Wisdom Mountain”, including three great Buddhist temples. Guided by an academic expert on this area’s culture, we will visit the all best-known places and also a few that are less-known but very worthwhile for aficionados, and enjoy some great mountain scenery and cuisine.

(confirmed) Namsan Hanok Village


Join the RAS as we delve into Korea’s past by visiting Namsan Hanok Village, a collection of five traditional houses that have been relocated from various parts of Seoul during the Joseon dynasty. Located in a park at the foot of Namsan, this peaceful village is a wonderful spot to encounter traditional Korean culture.

(confirmed) Walking Tour: Korea's Native Faiths and Gods

On the occasion of the National foundation Day of Korea(개천절) on October 3, RAS KB will lead a special walking tour on Korea's Native Faiths and Gods to visit various religious sites including Tangun Shrine(단군성전) in downtown Seoul.

South Korea's Lost Decade

Among the common comparisons between South Korea's economy and that of Japan, a question is occasionally posed: will Korea face a similar scenario to Japan's 'lost decade' of economic stagnation? The answer is usually that despite the similarities between the two economies, Korea won't suffer the same fate as Japan. But while Korea's economy has continued to grow uninterrupted for the last decade, it has arguably paid an opportunity cost for a failure to make fundamental changes that are needed to ensure longer-term growth.

Paradise lost of two Korean Americans: Alice Hyun and Wellington Chung, crushed by cold war regimes

This is a story of two Korean Americans who were US citizens but wanted to join the Korean independence movement during the colonial period. Alice Hyun was known as a so-called “US spy” and “Korea’s Mata Hari” by South and North Korea. She was known as the first lover of famous Korean communist Park Hon Young during his stay in Shanghai in the early 1920s. She was involved in the Korean independence movement and became a communist. She served in the US Army during the Pacific War and joined the US Army Forces in Korea after World War II.


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