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
(moved to Wednesday) Seoul Global City in a pan-organizational environment. From solid to fluid society, an evolutionary movement leading where? Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Christian Barde Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Korean Art in Its East Asian Context Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Yi Song-mi Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
(on Wednesday) A Mere Scrap of Paper: The 1882 Korean-American Treaty, Syngman Rhee, and the Division of Korea Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
David Fields Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Re-visiting the 1937 deportation of ethnic Koreans to Central Asia: 80 years of survival and prospering through the ordeal Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Victoria Kim 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/Visits

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
(confirmed) Color and Pageantry in Seoul’s Temples on Buddha's Birthday Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
in Seoul Jeremy Seligson W39,000 for members and W46,000 for non-members
A walk through Yongsan: the complications of urban renewal Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
in Seoul Jon Dunbar 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Visit SUWON - Country Palace and Fortress City Walls Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Suwon, Kyonggi Province Mr. Peter Bartholomew W40,000 for members and W48,000 for non-members
Tea-making, temples and food in Jirisan Mountain
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Jirisan, Jeollanam-do Brother Anthony 206,000W for members and 248,000W for non-members
Visit to Baekdusan, Dandong and Shenyang
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Baekdusan, Dandong and Shenyang Tom Coyner (Hakyung Choi) 1,359,000 KRW

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 Tuesday through Friday. 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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