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 Title Lecturer Venue Admission
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Understanding the Importance of Classifying Old Maps of Korea Henny Savenije, PhD Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies: Koryŏ togyŏng, a Window on Koryŏ Society? Sem Vermeersch, SNU Assoc Prof Grand Conference Room (Room number 310), of the Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University Free
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Korean War Remembered: An international perspective Prof. Michael Devine 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
Old Gunsan: Exploring the Remains of Colonial Korea Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
7:00am to 7:00pm
Gunsan, Cholla Robert Koehler 45,000W for members and 60,000W for non-members
Hongdae Streets Walking Tour Saturday, March 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Hongdae district, Seoul Jon Dunbar W20,000 for members and W25,000 for non-members
Jinhae Blossoms & ROK Naval Excursion Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
8:15am to 9:00pm
Jinhae, Gyeongsang Namdo Sue Bae W165,000 for Members and W175,600 for Non-members

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 5 but we are short staffed and there are meetings elsewhere often: please call or email before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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