THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS
Formerly the Central Asian Society, the RSAA was founded in 1901 to promote understanding of Asia.
Golden Buddha in West Bengal
The RSAA prides itself on having one of the best lecture programmes in London. Members can attend in person, or watch past lectures online.
The Sun Temple at Martand
The RSAA's well-respected journal is published three times a year. Members receive hard copies and can also access articles online.
Tiles from the Ulug Beg Madrassa in Samarkand
TOURS AND EXPEDITIONS
Exploration is at the heart of the RSAA. We organise regular, members-only tours to all corners of Asia, including remote destinations.
Nubra Valley, Ladakh
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The RSAA conserves a library of several thousand books, and also a significant archive of photographs, slides, maps and personal papers.
The Kalyan Minaret in Bukhara
The RSAA is registered charity 212152 and educates the public through its lectures, journal and 6th Form Day for schools.
Dard Children in the Suru Valley, Kargil
Asian Affairs Blog
The official blog of the RSAA and the Asian Affairs journal
Short articles, accounts and commentary of interest to RSAA members
Golden Buddha in West Bengal
INTRODUCTION TO THE RSAA
The RSAA is a lively, London-based society with members around the world. We seek to promote understanding and appreciation of Asia through lectures, social events and publications.Find out more >
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RSAA INDIAN HIMALAYAS TOUR 2015Find out more >
Photography & Slides
Our photographic collection contains images from the late 19th century to the present.Find out more >
Our map collection includes hand-drawn and printed maps covering all parts of Asia.Find out more >
We conserve the personal papers of historical figures, as well as paintings and sketches.Find out more >
The RSAA will be sending a donation for emergency relief in Nepal. Contribute via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org marking your donation "Nepal"26 April 15
Asian Affairs Dinner Club: The rise of Islamic State and prospects for the future
Where: The meeting will be held at the David Lloyd George Room of the National Liberal Club. Members are asked to arrive in good time to allow dinner to be served promptly at 7.30 pm. A pre-dinner drink will be available from 7.00 pm in the Smoking Room. Dress is Lounge Suit/equivalent. Members may bring guests but they must be informed that the Club’s proceedings are conducted under the “Chatham House Rule”: “When a meeting or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”
Only RSAA members who are also members of the Dinner Club and their guests are eligible to attend this event.
Tickets: RSAA Members only: £50 plus subscription to the Asian Affairs Dinner Club (£10 single/£15 couple)Find out more > Show me all upcoming events
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23 February 2015
South Asian Contemporary Art in LondonRead full story >
13 February 2015
Asia Scotland Institute announces Building Bridges Conference for March 2015.Read full story >
16 January 2015
The RSAA is now inviting applications for this award to be received by 27 February 2015.
Full details below.
20 October 2014
The annual Asian Art in London takes place from 30th October - 8th November 2014.Read full story >