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
Homer B. Hulbert, Hidden Hero of Korea and Pride of America Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
DongJin 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
The Joint Communiqué of July 4, 1972: Korea’s First Agreement on Unification: What was behind it? Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Kathryn Weathersby 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 386 Generation and the Quest for the “Good Country” Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Robert J. Fouser Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Do we learn nothing from writing history? Ten reflections after writing a modern history of the two Koreas Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Adrian Buzo 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
Sungkyunkwan's Confucian ceremony Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
8:45am to 1:00pm
in Seoul Professor Boudewijn Walraven and Jon Dunbar 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members

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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