Visit to a Traditional Residence in Namsan

Sunday, April 14, 2019 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Namsan Hanok Village
W20,000 for members; W25,000 for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Sang-Oak Lee, Ph.D.

Visit to a Traditional Residence in Namsan,
Built by the Master Carpenter of the Royal Palace

Meet Up Location: On the sidewalk beside Exit 4 of Chungmuro subway station a little before 2:30 pm

Among the fine traditional Korean houses which have been transported from elsewhere to form the Namsangol Hanok Village, at the foot of Namsan, there is a house built by master craftsman Lee Seung-eop which originally stood in Samgak-dong, next to Gwangyo Bridge over Cheonggyecheon stream. There it was known as 'Hongmun (Red Gate) Seot-gol (Standing Town), Ibyeokdong-daek.'

This remarkably fine house was built for his own use by Lee Seung-up, the master builder who worked on rebuilding Gyeongbok Palace in the latter half of the 19th century. We will explore the architectural background of this house and the lives of those who lived in it, including our guide’s family, during today’s visit. 
We will meet on the sidewalk beside Exit 4 of Chungmuro subway station a little before 2:30 pm, Sunday. Once the visit is over, you will be free to continue exploring the Hanok Village or join other members of the group for refreshments. Professor Lee has published a book about the house and he proposes to bring a few copies with him, which he will give to those participants who make a KW 10,000 donation to the RAS.
Sang-Oak Lee earned his B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University, an additional M.A. from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a doctoral fellowship from Harvard University. He is now an emeritus professor at Seoul National University, where he was for many years a professor in the Department of Korean Language and Literature.

To register, click here by Wednesday, April 10, 2019.   

Please make a payment to the following account: Shinhan Bank Account #100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

Please be sure to check back to here on the RASKB web site on Thursday, April 11, to see whether we are confirming or cancelling this walk. 


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

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