RASKBRoyal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch
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The party also serves as a release party for Transactions, the RASKB journal published annually since 1900.
/ Image by Jon Dunbar 'During three hours of fellowship, while sharing plentiful beverages and food, new relations were formed and old friendships were reaffirmed,' the RASKB posted on Facebook.
'We are not only the world's first Korean studies organization, we are also a society of friends and acquaintances.' On June 16, 1900, 17 men founded the RASKB, established a constitution and elected a president.
All but four were Protestant missionaries, including James Scarth Gale, Homer Hulbert, Horace Underwood and HG Appenzeller The RASKB was interrupted in times of war, such as the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War, the 1941-45 Pacific War (World War II) and the 1950-53 Korean War Its current president is Brother Anthony, who came here in 1980 at the invitation of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan.
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The RASKB, a nonprofit organization founded in 1900, aims to encourage understanding of the arts, customs, history and landscapes of Korea through lectures, tours and publications.