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Asian Affairs

Asian Affairs is the quarterly journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, published continuously since 1914.

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Library & Archive

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Events

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Upcoming Events

Black Ghosts: A Journey Into the Lives of Africans in China

A Reading Room discussion for RSAA members with Noo Saro-Wiwa, hosted by Sophie Ibbotson –
14 March 2024, 17.00 GMT Online

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Freedom of Religion in Taiwan and China

From our series: Freedom of Expression, Knowledge and State Authority in Asia. A panel discussion with Professor Steve Tsang, Dr. Fang-Long Shih and Emeritus Professor Richard Madsen
20 March 2024 15.00 GMT

Human Rights in Eastern Civilisations

Professor Surya Subedi OBE, KC, DCL
17 April 2024 14.00 BST
at the Royal Astronomical Society and Online

Mongolia’s Place in the World

Professor David Sneath
22 May 2024 19.00 BST
at the Embassy of Mongolia

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Storytelling in Tajikistan: Tradition and Modernity

Anisa Sabiri
12 June 2024 14.00 BST
Online

Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan

A Reading Room discussion for RSAA members with author Sherzod Muminov, hosted by Sophie Ibbotson. June – further details to be confirmed.

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