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.
|The Distinctive Characteristics of Korean Buddhism||Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Prof. David A. Mason||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Yǒngye kunin and North Korean national identity||Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Prof. Tatiana Gabroussenko (Korea University)||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Christianity, American Missionaries, and Korean Immigration to the United States, 1903-1915.||Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Prof. Wayne Patterson||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Tea-making in Jiri Mountain||Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 8:30pm||Jirisan, Jeolla-do||Brother Anthony||Cost: 175,000W (members) and 210,000W (non-members)|
|The Imjin River: “The Korean War’s Thermopylae”||Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm||Paju, Gyeonggi-do||Andrew Salmon||58,000KRW for members and 69,600KRW for non-members|
|Special Tour of the spectacular Yeongsan-jae Buddhist Ceremony At Bongwon-sa, one of Seoul’s Greatest Temples||Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Bongwon-sa||Professor David A. Mason||30,000KRW for members and 35,000KRW for non-members|
|Old Incheon: A Walk through Korean History since 1876||Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm||Various neighborhoods in Incheon||Dr. Robert J. Fouser||W20,000 for members and W25,000 for non-members|
|Jongmyo and Jongno 3-ga: A Deep-Seoul Walk||Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm||Jongmyo Shrine, Jongno 3-ga, Ikseon-dong, Tapgol Park||Dr. Robert J. Fouser||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|