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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 as Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1179300.

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

ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE OF ASIA SINCE 1901

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs upholds free speech and open debate, is independent of governments and political bodies and does not take institutional positions on issues of policy at its meetings or in its 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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18 September 2020

23 September - Professor Rana Mitter talks about China's relationship with its own past

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18 August 2020

It is with regret, affection and respect that we record that Charles Allen, a historian of India, died on 16 August 2020

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25 July 2020

A webinar with Dr Matthew Brazil on 29 July at 14.00

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16 July 2020

22 July - A webinar with Prof Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS, Lady Judy Moody-Stuart, Cherie Blair QC, HE Shiv Shankar Mukherjee and Eshra Hassa

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