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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.

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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

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

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Expert Video Interviews

Dr Noel Brehony and Rosie Llewellyn-Jones: Video Interviews

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Lecture Articles

Some of the Society's lectures are published as articles in the Asian Affairs Journal

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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Society Tour

RSAA 2019 TOUR OF SOUTHERN INDIA

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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

Chance to see rare early photos of China: https://t.co/8vub538era

03 November 15
24 OCT

UPCOMING EVENT

The View from Damascus

Where: The Society for Chemical Industry SCI), 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 9PS

Lecture starts at 1.15pm. It is preceded by a sandwich lunch from 12.30pm, which must be booked by 2.30pm on Monday 22 October.

Tickets: Free

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LATEST NEWS Show me all news

8 October 2018

RASHKB Event: Betty Yao will talk about the wonderful collection of 19th century photographs taken by John Thomson in China and Siam.

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16 July 2018

Running alongside the Sikh Exhibition, 12 July - 23 September 2018

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16 July 2018

A major exhibition this summer at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS 12 July - 23 September 2018

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27 June 2018

The new Aga Khan Centre at Kings Cross was inaugurated on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

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Royal Society for Asian Affairs. Registered Charity Number: 212152.
1a St Martin's House, Polygon Road, London. NW1 1QB. Tel: 020 7235 5122 email: info@rsaa.org.uk

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