The Royal Society for Asian Affairs

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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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

The Perfect Police State: China’s Surveillance Dystopia

An online Reading Room discussion for RSAA members with author Geoffrey Cain, hosted by RSAA Chairman Sophie Ibbotson
28 September 2022 19.00 BST

Hugh Leach in the Hindu Kush, 1997, with the Royal Russell School CCF Expendition
Just Hugh – Hugh Raymond Leach Remembered

Book launch at the East India Club
4 October 2022, 18.00

Building on Culture from Ambon to Delhi via Kolkata

Moe Chiba, UNESCO Jakarta in discussion with Amitava Bhattacharya, Benny Usdianto and Arti Jaiman
From our series Culture, Conflict and Recovery in Asia
12 October 2022 10.30 BST

Cultural Emergency Response

Sanne Letschert, Prince Claus Fund
From our series Culture, Conflict and Recovery in Asia
2 November 2022 14.00 GMT

Restoring Historic Kabul

The Aga Khan Cultural Service Afghanistan
From our series Culture, Conflict and Recovery in Asia
23 November 2022, 14.00 GMT

Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up The Bomb

A Reading Room discussion for RSAA members with author Togzhan Kassenova, hosted by RSAA Chairman Sophie Ibbotson
13 December 2022 19.00 GMT

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