[KS] Royal Asiatic Society upcoming activities in May etc

Brother Anthony ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Fri Apr 27 03:12:11 EDT 2012

Members of this list who are in Korea might like to attend some of the following events organized by the RASKB:


Held in the 2nd-floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace, near Anguk Rotary

Tuesday, May 8, 2012. 7:30 pm
South Korea's Overseas Development Assistance Experience
Peter Beck (Asia Foundation)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:30 pm
Seon (Zen) Meditation and its Benefits
Dae Bong Sunim

Tuesday, June 12
Yankee Knight Errant at the Court of the Emperor Manque: William Franklin Sands and King Gojong in the "Korean Cockpit"
Kent Davy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Return of the cranes ? rural development, biodiversity and organic agriculture in Anbyon, North Gangwon province (North Korea)”
Dr. Bernhard Seliger (Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
Confucianism and Theism: A look at the life and thought of Tasan Ch?ng Yagyong
Prof. Donald Baker (UBC)

Cultural Excursions

Bugak-san hike
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Leader: Cha Won-na
W20,000 for members and 24,000 for nonmembers.	

Gyeongju, with the sculptures on Namsan
Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2012
Leaders: Jennifer Flinn, Jack Davey
KRW198,000 for members and 228,000 for non-members.

Doseonsa temple
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Leader: David Mason
W38,000 for members and 45,000 for non-members.

Ganghwa Island
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Leader: Sue Bae
KRW39,000 for members and 46,800 for non-members.

Tea-making tour to Jiri-san
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, 2012
Leader: Brother Anthony
Maximum: 15-16 people. 
198,000 for members and 228,000 for non-members

Pocheon: Makgeolli 
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Leader: Jennifer Flinn

Old Gunsan: Exploring the Remains of Colonial Korea
Sunday, June 3
Leader: Robert Koehler

RAS Reading Club 
To learn about Korea and develop cultural literacy through reading works of Korean literature (in English translation). The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 30 at 7 pm in the Inje University building, reading  “Seoul: 1964, Winter” by Kim S?ngok  (See map in “Library” in our home page).
Contact: Bob Fouser   kagoshimabob at gmail.com

RAS Photo Special Interest Group
We have started a photography special interest group, the RAS Photo SIG, to help people improve their photographic skills. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Inje University building (See map in “Library” in our home page). .
Contact: Tom Coyner    tom at softlandingkorea.com

National Museum of Korea: RASKB lecture-visit
We are offering a monthly in-depth tour of one portion of the National Museum of Korea with an English-speaking member of their staff. The next such visit, focussing on Korean Metalwork, will be held on Wednesday May 23, starting at 7:00 pm. 

For full details of all upsoming events see the RAS web page http://www.raskb.com/    
It is possible to sign up for our emailed Newsletters (domestic and overseas) through links in the Membership section of our home page www.raskb.com

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