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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.

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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.

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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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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

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

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30 JAN

UPCOMING EVENT

Travels with my Scalpel through Central Asia [Edinburgh Event]

Where: Hugh Robson Building, George Square, Edinburgh

6pm for prompt start at 6.15pm

Tickets: Free, but registration necessary.

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LATEST NEWS Show me all news

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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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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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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