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.
LATEST NEWS FROM THE RSAA
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 medicalRead full story
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 inRead full story
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: email@example.comRead full story
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 JamesRead full story
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. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/oct/13/thomas-manning-first-englishman-in-lhasa-intimate-letters-reveal-story-behind-unsung-explorerRead full story
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 27Read full story
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,Read full story
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,Read full story
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.Read full story
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 –Read full story