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Upcoming Events – Royal Asiatic Society, Korea – April 2012

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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, tours and publications.

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!

Upcoming Lectures for the month of April, 2012

Title Date Venue Lecturer Admission
What does China want in North Korea, and what can be done about this? Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -7:30pm - 9:00pm Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace Prof. Andrei Lankov (Kookmin University) 5,000 won (non-member); free for members
Confucianism and Traditional Korean Art Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -7:30pm - 9:00pm Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace Prof. Chung Hyung-min (Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea) 5,000 won (non-member); free for members
Zen (Seon) Meditation and its Benefits Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:30pm -9:00pm Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace Dae Bong Sunim 5,000 won (non-member); free for members

Upcoming Cultural Excursions

Title Date Destination(s) Tour Leader Cost
Changdeokgung: Palace Grounds and Secret Garden Excursion Saturday, March 31, 2012 -10:30am - 3:30pm Seoul Mr. Pablo Barrera W20,000 for members and W24,000 for nonmembers
South Sea Island Extravaganza (NAMHAE-DO) & Cherry Blossom Excursion (JINHAE) Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 7:30am - Sunday, April 8, 2012 – 9:00pm Namhae-do & Jinhae Mrs. Sue Ja Bae W238,000 for members and W268,000 for non members
GYEONGGI-DO CHERRY BLOSSOM Excursion Saturday, April 14, 2012 -8:30am - 6:00pm Gyeonggi-do Mrs. Sue Ja Bae W39,000 for members and W 46,800 for non-members
Visit to SUWON -HWARYEONGJEON, HAENG-GUNG AND HWASEONG FORTRESS- Sunday, April 15, 2012 -9:00am - 6:00pm Suwon Mr. Peter Bartholomew 38,000 for members and 45,000 for nonmembers
MAGNOLIA EXCURSION Saturday, April 28, 2012 -8:30am - 8:00pm CHEOLLIPO ARBORETUM & MALLIPO BEACH Mrs. Sue Ja Bae W54,000 for members and W64,800 for non-members

For details contact:
Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
CPO Box 255, Seoul 100-602, Korea
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email : raskb@kornet.net


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