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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.

Tiles from the Ulug Beg Madrassa in Samarkand

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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

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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LATEST TWEET

Under 26? Fancy up to £1000 to travel in Asia? Our prestigious Sir Peter Holmes award! Applications close Nov 15th http://t.co/oOQ8RHlbYE

30 October 14
10 DEC

UPCOMING EVENT

Lecture: ‘My House in Damascus: Contemporary Syrian Society from the Inside’

Where: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1

Commences at 1.15pm

A Sandwich lunch with wine and/or soft drinks is available from 12.30pm but must be booked in advance by the previous day. £10 with wine or £7 with soft drink.

Tickets: Members and their guests only. Free

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Logo for Asian Art event

20 October 2014

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

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15 September 2014

SPHMA scholarship award applications open for individuals 18-25. Details on the Awards page. Closing date: 14 November 2014.

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4 September 2014

The 2014 RSAA Schools' Day will take place at SOAS on Monday December 1st.

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2013 Accounts and 2014 Annual General Meeting minutes and report

20 July 2014

2013 Accounts

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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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