[KS] RAS Lectures in Seoul, and Early-Summer Tours
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Mon Jun 9 09:15:05 EDT 2008
RAS Lectures on Traditional Korean Music & Dance,
and 1880s Chinese-Korean Relations,
and some Early-Summer Tours
Upcoming Royal Asiatic Society - Korea activities
of interest to Korea-Studiers:
Tuesday, June 10th: RAS-K Lecture-Meeting, featuring
Ms. Kolleen Park (veteran music director in Korea’s musical
theater industry, broadcaster for Arirang TV, translator,
writer, performer, etc). She will speak on "Familiarizing
Yourself with Korean Traditional Music and Dance", an
entertaining introductory-level talk with examples.
See the interesting description of this speech on our
website for more detail. 7:30 pm in the 2nd-floor Resident's
Lounge of the Somerset Palace, Anguk-dong (just north of
Jogye-sa), Seoul. Free for RAS Members, w5000 donation
requested from others.
Sat-Sun June 14-15th: Jeju-do "Island Of The Spirits" Tour
— A trip that everyone owes themselves at least once. No
visit to Korea is complete without seeing Jeju-do, a land of
spectacular natural beauty, color, and it’s own unique culture.
We'll tour all the main sites, having fun along the way.
Sunday, June 15th, 2008 Suwon Joseon-Architecture Walking-Tour
— Hwaryeong-jeon, Haeng-gung and Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.
This is one of our best expeditions, led by expert guide
(and current RAS President) Mr. Peter Bartholomew. See all
the great sites, understand them, learn the history, and be
entertained with stories.
Tuesday, June 17th: RAS-K Lecture-Meeting, featuring Dr. Wayne
Patterson (PhD from U of Pennsylvania, Professor of Korean
History who has taught at many universities). He will speak
on "Chinese-Korean relations in the 1880s", an academic-level
talk that will both review what is known about the strategic
and tactical political moves in this crucial era and reveal
some little-known factors and aspects. See the interesting
description of this speech on our website for more detail.
7:30 pm in the 2nd-floor Resident's Lounge of the Somerset
Palace, Anguk-dong (just north of Jogye-sa), Seoul. Free for
RAS Members, w5000 donation requested from others.
Sat-Sun June 21-22nd: Tongyeong (Chungmu) City and Geoje-do
Island Tour -- a chance to learn and explore some of Korea's
most outstanding scenery - the beautiful island and seas of
Goje-do and the Hallyo Waterway. Includes a cruise between
Sat-Sun June 28-29th: Hong-do and Huksan-do Islands Tour –
we will be traveling the southwestern part of Korea all the
way to Mokpo. From there, we will depart mainland Korea, to
visit Huksando and Hongdo which are famous for the pink hues
of their rocks and the different variations of rock formations
along the sea coast.
Sat-Sun July 5-6th: Wan-do and Jin-do Islands Tour – a
weekend spent in the unspoiled and rural extreme southern
tip of the Korean Peninsula, visiting the scenic islands of
Wando, Bokildo and Jindo. On the return trip, we will visit
the great Daeheung-sa Temple at Duryun-san Provincial Park.
Wed-Tues July 9-15th: MONGOLIA Tour with Nadaam Festival
A great weeklong tour to a beautiful and fascinating nation,
whose history and culture are intimately connected to Korea.
We'll attend the Mongolian National Festival, which includes
colorful traditional religious rituals and sporting events.
For more information, call 763-9483 in Seoul during business
hours, write to raskb at kornet.net or visit our website
David A. Mason
Professor of Korean Tourism, KyungHee University
Office #710, College of Hotel and Tourism Management
Phone: 02-961-0852 Mobile: 011-9743-9753
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