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RSAA

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

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LECTURES

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

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ASIAN AFFAIRS

The RSAA's well-respected journal is published three times a year. Members receive hard copies and can also access articles online.

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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

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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

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EDUCATION

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

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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.

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RSAA TOUR OF MYANMAR 2014

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ARCHIVES SHOWCASE

Photography & Slides

Our photographic collection contains images from the late 19th century to the present.

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Maps

Our map collection includes hand-drawn and printed maps covering all parts of Asia.

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Personal Papers

We conserve the personal papers of historical figures, as well as paintings and sketches.

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Photography & Slides

Our photographic collection contains images from the late 19th century to the present.

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Personal Papers

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New Asian Affairs/RSAA blog - read acclaimed travel writer @roberttwigger's guest blog http://t.co/UHRswhEbjL

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16 MAR

UPCOMING EVENT

Asian Affairs Dinner Club: ‘ Asia’s Century: What’s in it for Britain?’

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.”

Tickets: RSAA Members only: £50 plus subscription to the Asian Affairs Dinner Club (£10 single/£15 couple)

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Paintings from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

23 February 2015

South Asian Contemporary Art in London

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13 February 2015

Asia Scotland Institute announces Building Bridges Conference for March 2015.

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16 January 2015

The RSAA is now inviting applications for this award to be received by 27 February 2015.

Full details below.

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20 October 2014

The annual Asian Art in London takes place from 30th October - 8th November 2014.

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Royal Society for Asian Affairs. Registered Charity Number: 212152.
25 Eccleston Place, London, SW1W-9NF. England. Tel: 020 7235 5122 email: info@rsaa.org.uk

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