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 Latter-Day Diaspora Century, a Personal Journey A Conversation With the Iconic K.W. (Kyung Won) Lee Return of a Prodigal Son to the Land of Everlasting Hahn*||Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||KW Lee||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members|
|Building Sandcastles in Seoul: Socio-cultural Barriers to Doing Business in South Korea||Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Dr Judith Cherry MBE||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members|
|Pictures from the Past – the charm and revelations of historic Korean postcards||Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm||Norman Thorpe||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members|
|Gangjin and Haenam: Dasan and Cho-ui||Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 8:00pm||South Jeolla Province||Brother Anthony||W248,000 for members and W297,600 for non-members|
|(NOTE: date change) Museum of Shamanism and Jingwansa Temple||Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 7:00pm||Northern Seoul||Jeremy Seligson||20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members|