Friday, February 08, 2013

Get some culture with the Royal Asiatic Society- Korea Branch


Hi Seoulites, I wanted to let you know about the Royal Asiatic Society. It is a great place to meet scholars (ie smart people) and you'll learn about Korea at the same time. Here are some of their upcoming events.


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 ourTransactions and can use our library. Members are also invited to our annual Garden Party.

Upcoming Lectures


Crusader for Korea: Homer B. HulbertTuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:30pm to9:00pmMr. DongJin (DJ) KimSecond floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace7,000 won (non-member); free for members
The Long-Forgotten World War II Prisoner of War Camps in KoreaTuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:30pm to9:00pmJacco ZwetslootSecond floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace7,000 won (non-member); free for members



Upcoming Excursions

DateDestination(s)Tour LeaderCost
*LUNAR NEW YEAR EXCURSION* Seorak-San National Park & WaterpiaSunday, February 10, 2013 - 8:00am toMonday, February 11, 2013 - 8:30pmSeorak-San National Park & Waterpia ExcursionMs Sue BaeW248,000 for members and W278,000 for non-members
Korean War Remains and Migratory Birds in CheorwonSaturday, February 16, 2013 - 9:00am to7:30pmCheorwon, Gangwon-doMr. Robert KoehlerW39,000 for members or W46,800 for non-members
KILN TOUR -Korean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon AreaSaturday, February 23, 2013 - 9:00am to6:30pmKorean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon AreaMs Sue BaeW39,000 for members or W46,800 for non-members.
INDEPENDENCE DAY TOUR:Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:00am to8:00pmHYONCH'UNG-SA, ONYANG FOLK MUSEUM & INDEPENDENCE HALL TOURSue BaeW37,000 for members and W44,400 for non-members
A visit to a famous performer and composer of traditional Korean music: Kim Young-JaeSaturday, March 2, 2013 - 4:45pm to 9:00pmMusic studio near Hongik UniversityFree for members, 7,000 won for non-members