Welcome to the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (RASKB), founded in 1900, is the oldest organization in Korea specially designed to introduce people to the beauty of this land in all its many aspects.

The RASKB, a non-profit organization, aims to help people enhance their understanding of the arts, customs, history and landscapes of Korea through lectures, cultural excursions, publications and special interest groups.

Our members are from all walks of life, all nationalities, all ages, all professions, anyone with a sense of adventure and a bit of intellectual curiosity is welcome. Come and join us! Members receive a free copy of our Transactions and can use our library. Members are also invited to our annual Garden Party.

Upcoming Lectures

Date Lecturer Venue Admission
Meeting a Korean Poet: Jeong Ho-Seung Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Jeong Ho-Seung and Brother Anthony Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
The Comfort Women of WWII Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Maija Rhee Devine Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
South Korea's Lost Decade Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Alastair Gale Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
From the First Tram to Korea’s Modern Day Transport System Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Andy Tebay and Nikola Medimorec Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Paradise lost of two Korean Americans: Alice Hyun and Wellington Chung, crushed by cold war regimes Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Byung Joon Jung and Vladimir Hlasny Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members

Upcoming Excursions

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
(cancelled) Dong Gang (River) One day Rafting tour Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:30pm Gangwon Province Dong Gang Conservationists Club & Sue J. Bae W83,000 for members and W99,600 for non-members
Namsan Hanok Village Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm Namsan Hanok Village and surrounding area Amy Yeo (intern) 5,000W for members and 10,000W for non-members
Seonun-sa temple and an onggi potter Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm North Jeolla Province Brother Anthony 69,000 - 82,800W
Chuseok Holiday Excursion: Inner Seorak & South Seorak Mountain Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm Seoraksan Sue J. Bae 258,000 for members and 298,000W for non-members
(postponed) DANYANG EXCURSION: WORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK, GOSU CAVE & CHUNGJU LAKE BOAT CRUISE Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm WORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK, GOSU CAVE & CHUNGJU LAKE Mrs. Sue J. Bae W72,000 for members and W84,000 for non-members
Walking Tour: Korea's Native Faiths and Gods Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Anglican Church of Korea (대한성공회), Imperial Temple and Altar of Heaven (Hwangudan, 환구단), the original site of Jeongnueng Royal Tomb (정릉터) & Kwangtong Bridge (광통교), Bosingak Pavilion (보신각), Seung Dong Presbyterian Church (승동교회), etc Jun Y.K. SHIN 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Bhutan 2017 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:15pm to Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:00am Bhutan Tom Coyner 2783.00USD (shared occupancy) - 3007.00USD (single occupancy)*

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[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
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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