[KS] Activities of the RAS Korea in May

Brother Anthony ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Mon May 5 21:39:45 EDT 2014

Members of the list are welcome to join the events organized by the Royal Asiatic Society Korea.
Brother Anthony (President)

For full information please see our Website: http://www.raskb.com  

Upcoming Lectures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Jaroslav Olša, jr.: Czechs and Korea, Koreans and Bohemia: more than a century of interactions in photos and documents
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Andrei Lankov. Emerging large-scale private businesses in North Korea: some initial observations.

Saturday May 10 Yangcheon Hyanggyo etc (Matt)
May 10 - 11 Tea-making in Jiri-san (Br Anthony)
Sat May 10 Haeinsa and azaleas of Mt. Hwangmaesan  (Robert Koehler)
Saturday May 17 Yangcheon Hyanggyo, Gaehwasan Walk  (Matt VanVolkenburg)
Sunday May 18  Inwangsan Shrines & Shamanism  (David Mason)
Saturday May 24  3 Historic Houses (Robert Fouser)
Sunday, May 25 Suwon Hwaseong fortress (Peter Bartholomew)
Saturday, May 31 The Spirit of Gwangju (Robert Koehler)
June 1 Seochon village (Robert Fouser)

The RAS Cinema Club and the Seoul Film Society
Leaders: Matt VanVolkenburg and Barry Welsh
There will be showings of great Korean movies, with an introduction and free-wheeling discussion after, at 3pm every first Saturday afternoon of each month.

RAS - Business & Culture Club
The Business & Culture Club meeting is held on every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please join the Facebook Group of the above name to receive detailed information, or see the RAS home page.
Tuesday, May 13 at 12:00pm
60th anniversary of The National Academy of Arts of Korea
Meet at Dunkin Donuts, City Hall in Seoul, Korea

RAS Reading Club
Monday, June 2 at 7pm at the Jongno District Office Library. We will be reading "Akeldama" by Park Sang-ryoong. It's #41 from the Asia Publishers Bi-lingual Edition Modern Korean Literature Set 3.
The group discusses a Korean short story in English translation each month. There is a Facebook Group for the RAS-KB Reading Club, from where you can learn about the work to be discussed each time.

Visit to the National Museum of Korea
Wednesday June 11 (NB No visit in May) at 7:00 pm, “Asian gallery.” Every month (not July / August) on the first Wednesday at 7 pm there is a special guided tour in English of one portion of the National Museum’s collections for RAS members.

RAS Photography Workshops
RAS Korea has agreed with “Blue Dalmatian Photography” (founders/instructors Tom Coyner and Sang-bum (“Sang”) Lim) to offer a series of 7 in-depth “RAS Photo Workshops.” The first will be held on Saturday, May 24, starting at 7:00 pm, at Spring Studio in Nonhyon-dong, Seoul. More information can be found on Facebook at Blue Dalmatian Photography. Those interested can contact Tom Coyner at tomcoyner at gmail.com

Our office also serves as a bookstore, with many rare and interesting titles about Korea available, with a discount for RAS members. Please phone before visiting, to be sure there will be someone there.

Please sign up for our emailed Newsletters (domestic and overseas) through links in the Membership section of our home page www.raskb.com  and join our Facebook groups.

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