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.
|North Korea: Accelerating Change From the Bottom-up||Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||Sokeel Park||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Bases of Discontent: Okinawa and Jeju||Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||Don Kirk||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Changes in North Korean Society Before and After the Purge||Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||Andray Abrahamian||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|Korea as a Holy Land: the “silent nirvana treasure palace” legacy of Great Master Jajang-yulsa||Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm||David Mason||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|SUJONG-SA, HONGYU-NEUNG AND DONGU-NEUNG EXCURSION||Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:00am to 6:00pm||Various locations in Gyeonggi-do (near Seoul)||Mrs. Sue J. Bae||W45, 000 for members and W54, 000 for non-members|
|Visit to Sewang Brewery and Botapsa Temple||Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm||Jincheon County, North Chungcheong Province||Mr. Robert Koehler||65,000KRW for members and 78,000KRW for non-members|
|Exploring the Seoul City Wall 2: the Southern and Western Sections||Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm||in Seoul||Dr. Robert J. Fouser||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|
|South Sea Island Extravaganza (NAMHAE-DO) & Cherry Blossom (JINHAE) Excursion||Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:30am to Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 9:00pm||Namhaedo & Jinhae||Sue J. Bae||258,000W - 309,000W|
|A walk through Yongsan: the complications of urban renewal||Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm||Around Yongsan Station||Jon Dunbar||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|