The Festival of Norfolk and Punjab

The Festival of Norfolk & Punjab is a countywide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family


China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Consequences – 7 January 2019

7 January 2019 - A conference of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the Wilson Center at King's College London


RASHKB Event: China and Siam through the lens of John Thomson

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


From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcards as Urban History of Colonial India

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


Empire of the Sikhs

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


Aga Khan Centre Kings Cross

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


Keep up to date with what’s happening at the RSAA, as well as with other interesting, Asia-focused events.

16 January 2017

An award established by The JPT Family Trust, supported by members of the RSAA

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs invites applications from individuals aged 21-30 for an award established by The JPT Family Trust, supported by long-standing members of the Society, who have a special interest in medical science and practice in challenging environments. The aim of the award is to encourage purposeful travel in Asia by medical

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22 March 2016

22 March - a selection of items linked to Asia.

  NEXT RSAA LECTURES 7.00 pm, Wednesday 6 April  – Venue: St. Peter’s Parish Church Hall, Eaton Square, London SW1   Helmet and a Hijab by Ms Lois Pryce, Author & Journalist   In 2013 and 2014 Lois spent two months riding her motorcycle 3000 miles around Iran. The popular image of Iran here in

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25 November 2015

As we wait to see how a new Myanmar will emerge, Alex Bescoby will talk on this subject at Goldsmith's University on 2 December.

Alex Bescoby recently gave the Society the talk on this subject. If you missed it, he is giving the lecture at MRB Screen 1, Goldsmith’s University, London on 2nd December, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. For booking and details of how to get there email:

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14 October 2015

Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities and Museums for Syria is to give the human story from behind the headlines.

As you know only too well, the tragic loss of ancient heritage in Palmyra and throughout Syria is repeatedly making the headlines. In this exclusive talk, we welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Museums and Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK, to talk about the story behind the headlines. With James

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13 October 2015

The Royal Asiatic Society have acquired papers re Thomas Manning.

Read the article in the Guardian about Thomas Manning and his travels.

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7 October 2015

Friday Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2015. Starting 16 October, 5.00 pm refreshments, 5.30 prompt lecture starts. AIIT, 23 Brooklands Ave, Cambs

16 Oct: Christine van Ruymbeke (Cambs) Kashefi’s Anvar-e Sohayli: Rewriting Kalila wa-Dimna in Timurid Herat 06 Nov: Cameron Petrie (Cambs) Adaptation to variable environments, resilience to climate change; Land, Water and Settlement and the Indus Civilisation 20 Nov [Special Event for Friends of the Trust]: Almut Hintze (SOAS) Living scholarship: a journey into Indo-Iranian Studies 27

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25 August 2015

Raising money for the recent Nepal earthquake victims. 30 August 2015

Bollywood Showdown, in its fourth year, returns with headlining act, Atif Aslam. The ‘Jeena Jeena’ and ‘Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main’ rockstar with be joined by the multi-award winning music sensation Ankit Tiwari and supported by Bolly Flex dancers. In addition to live musical performance and the glitz and glamour of Bollywood dance and entertainment,

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Elephant 1931

29 July 2015

Yoshia Hiroshi: A Japanese Artist in India

Prints from the Collection of Avijit and Chobi Lahiri Gallery 29, Ashmolean Museum until 13 Sept 2015 In 1930, Japanese printmaker Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 – 1950) spend several months travelling in India and Southeast Asia. After his return to Japan, he produced a series of woodblock prints inspired by his travels. On Thursday 10 September,

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29 July 2015

Dressing for the Great Game: the Robert Shaw Collection of Central Asian Garments

Sat 8 August, 2 – 5pm. Ashmolean, Oxford. With Dr Ruth Barnes, Senior Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Museum. This talk examines the remarkable collection of Ikat coats and other garments from Central Asia collected by explorer Robert Shaw (Younghusband’s uncle) in 1868 – 69 on his travels from India to Yarkand and Kashgar.

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2 June 2015

Dealers from Asian Art in London exhibit antique and contemporary Asian art for sale.

Venue: South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4LW Preview Day: 24 June 11.00 – 22.00 Public Fair Days: 25-26 June 11.00 – 21.00; 27-28 June 11.00 – 1900; 29 June 11.00 – 2100; 30 June 11.00 – 1800 (followed by The Art Gala at Masterpiece in aid of the NSPCC); 1 July 11.00 –

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25 SEP


Return to Kurdistan: revisiting the history and cultural identity of Iraqi Kurdistan and northern Iraq

Where: 3.00pm. Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1

Teatime event with refreshments afterwards

Tickets: Free

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