[KS] News from the RASKB

Brother Anthony ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Sat Jun 9 01:55:16 EDT 2012

The following news from the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch might interest list members

Brother Anthony
President, RASKB

Transactions Volume 86 has just been published. It is automatically sent free to all paid-up RASKB members. Libraries and individuals who are not members should inquire about the cost by email to royalasiatickorea at gmail.com.
Contents include:
Back to the Past: A Visit to North Korea in October 2011 by J. E. Hoare
The Wall which Crumbles: North Korea and the Outside World by Andrei Lankov
The Early History of Korean Electric Light and Power Development by Moon-Hyon Nam
Scandals and Gossip in Joseon Korea by Robert Neff
The Imch'?nggak, Neo-Confucian Aesthetics, and Architecture Parlante by Pablo N. Barrera.
A History of Tea in China, Sometimes Touching on Korea by Steven D. Owyoung.
Tea in Early and Later Joseon: Yi Mok, Dasan, Cho-ui by Brother Anthony
And more!

Seoul Selection Guides: Korea
Written by 15-year-resident and RASKB Council-member Robert Koehler, Seoul Selection Guides: Korea is jam-packed with tons of useful travel and tourism information for both fresh-off-the-plane tourists and grizzled expats alike. With over 1,000 color photographs, it looks nice on your coffee table, too. It is a more than worthy companion to Robert’s previous success, Seoul Selection Guides: Seoul. Both books can be bought (with a discount for RASKB members!) from the RASKB office by a simple email message including your mailing information. It can also be purchased online from the publishers’ online bookstore 

Lectures (in the Residents Lounge, Somerset Palace, near Anguk-dong, at 7:30 pm

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)

Full details in our home page http://www.raskb.com/

Pocheon Makgeoli Excursion
Saturday, June 16
Leader: Jennifer Flinn

Old Gunsan: Exploring the Remains of Colonial Korea
Sunday, June 17
Leader: Robert Koehler

Andong Jirye Artists’ Colony
Thursday-Friday, June 21-22, 2012
Leader: Pablo Barrera

Geumsan-sa temple 
Saturday, 23 June, 2012
Leader: Brother Anthony

Inner Seorak & South Seorak Rhapsody 
Saturday, June 30, 2012 
Leader: Sue Bae

Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8
Leader: Pablo Barrera

Haein-sa temple
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Brother Anthony

Soyang Lake & Gugok Water Fall (Chuncheon) 
Sunday, July 15, 2012 
Leader: Sue Bae

Naejang-San National Park 
Saturday, July 21, 2012 
Leader: Sue Bae

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 June 25 at 7 pm in the Inje University building, discussing “The Shaman Painting” by Kim Tongni.   (See map in “Library” in our home page).
Contact: Bob Fouser   kagoshimabob at gmail.com

RAS Photo Special Interest Group
We are organizing a monthly photography special interest group, the RAS Photo SIG, to help people improve their photographic skills. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th 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 Joseon Landscape Painting, will be held on Wednesday 20 June, starting at 7:00 pm. There is no charge; it is open to RASKB members only. Those wishing to attend should send an email with the subject “National Museum Tour” to royalasiatickorea at gmail.com. The visit is limited to 20 people, on a first come first served basis.

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