Upcoming Royal Asiatic Society – Korea activities of interest to M-Holers:
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 & 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 Tour: “Island Of The Spirits” — A trip that everyone owes themselves at least once. No visit to Korea is complete without a visit to 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, 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 the islands.
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 the mainland by ferry-ship to visit Huksan-do and Hong-do Islands which are famous for the pink hues of their rocks and the widely-different variations of rock formations along their sea-coasts.
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 Wan-do, Bokil-do and Jin-do. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://www.raskb.com/