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.
|Crusader for Korea: Homer B. Hulbert||Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 7:30pm to9:00pm||Mr. DongJin (DJ) Kim||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|The Long-Forgotten World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Korea||Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 7:30pm to9:00pm||Jacco Zwetsloot||Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace||7,000 won (non-member); free for members|
|*LUNAR NEW YEAR EXCURSION* Seorak-San National Park & Waterpia||Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 8:00am toMonday, February 11, 2013 – 8:30pm||Seorak-San National Park & Waterpia Excursion||Ms Sue Bae||W248,000 for members and W278,000 for non-members|
|Korean War Remains and Migratory Birds in Cheorwon||Saturday, February 16, 2013 – 9:00am to7:30pm||Cheorwon, Gangwon-do||Mr. Robert Koehler||W39,000 for members or W46,800 for non-members|
|KILN TOUR -Korean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon Area||Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 9:00am to6:30pm||Korean Pottery & Porcelain in Icheon Area||Ms Sue Bae||W39,000 for members or W46,800 for non-members.|
|INDEPENDENCE DAY TOUR:||Monday, February 25, 2013 – 8:00am to8:00pm||HYONCH’UNG-SA, ONYANG FOLK MUSEUM & INDEPENDENCE HALL TOUR||Sue Bae||W37,000 for members and W44,400 for non-members|
|A visit to a famous performer and composer of traditional Korean music: Kim Young-Jae||Saturday, March 2, 2013 – 4:45pm to 9:00pm||Music studio near Hongik University||Free for members, 7,000 won for non-members|