Discovering Korea at the Start of the Twentieth Century:
Articles from the early volumes of the Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch. Edited by Brother Anthony

(2011. The Academy of Korean Studies Press. US$28 or KorWon 25,000 )

ISBN 978-89-7105-794-0-93910 

The first volume of the RASKB's journal Transactions is dated 1900 and the papers selected for this volume are taken from Volumes 1 through 8 (1917), there having been a hiatus in the Society's activities 1903-1911. The Preface traces the origins of the RASKB in the context of the events of the period and identifies the authors of the papers reprinted.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface (Brother Anthony)
The Influence of China upon Korea. By Rev. Jas. S. Gale, B.A. [James Scarth Gale]
Korean Survivals. By H. B. Hulbert, Esq., F.R.G.S. [Homer Bezaleel Hulbert]
Inscription on Buddha at Eun-jin & Korea’s Colossal Image of Buddha. By Rev. G. H. Jones. [George Heber Jones]
The Spirit Worship of the Koreans. By Rev. Geo. Heber Jones, M.A. [George Heber Jones]
Kang-Wha (江華) By Rev. M. N. Trollope, M. A. [Mark Napier Trollope]
The Culture and Preparation of Ginseng in Korea. By Rev. C. T. Collyer. [Charles T. Collyer]
The Village Gilds of Old Korea. By P. L. Gillett [Philip Loring Gillett]
Marriage Customs of Korea. By Arthur Hyde Lay.
Selection and Divorce. By J. S. Gale. [James Scarth Gale]
The History of Korean Medicine. N. H. Bowman, M.D. [Newton H. Bowman]
The Pagoda of Seoul. By J. S. Gale. [James Scarth Gale]
Hunting and Hunters’ Lore in Korea. By H. H. Underwood. [Horace Horton Underwood]
Gold Mining in Korea. Edwin W. Mills.
Introduction to the Study of Buddhism in Corea. By The Right Rev. Mark Napier Trollope, D.D.
Corean Coin Charms and Amulets: A Supplement. By Frederick Starr

The book can be purchased from the AKS or from the office of the RASKB