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
Public Sentiment and its Place in Modern Korea Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Michael Breen 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
Seoul Global City in a pan-organizational environment. From solid to fluid society, an evolutionary movement leading where? Tuesday, May 9, 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
A Mere Scrap of Paper: The 1882 Korean-American Treaty, Syngman Rhee, and the Division of Korea Tuesday, June 6, 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

Upcoming Excursions/Visits

Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
Gangnam (Old) Style Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Samseong-dong, Seoul Jun Y.K. Shin 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Exploring Korea University and Nearby Neighborhoods Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
in Seoul Robert J. Fouser 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Exploring the Seoul Station Area Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
in Seoul Robert J. Fouser 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
(note date/time change) Petroglyphs and Other Ancient Remains of Ulsan
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 7:30am to Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
Ulsan, Gyeongsangbukdo Cheryl Magnant (and Sue Bae) 210,000W for members and 252,000W for non-members
(note date change) Exploring the Eastern Sections of the Seoul Fortress Wall Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
in Seoul Robert J. Fouser 20,000W for members and 25,000W for non-members
Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
8:30am to 6:00pm
Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang Province Jennifer Flinn 65,000W for members and 78,000W 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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