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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint?  The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

15 July - Michael Kugelman discusses heightened border tensions between India and China

The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border:  a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

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The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border: a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

8 July Dr Rudra Chaudhuri talks about mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders

The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

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The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia

Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

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Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

The RSAA and the Shute Festival jointly host a conversation between Christina Lamb and Samantha Knights QC

Arab Federation:  the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

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Arab Federation: the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

Why, despite forecasts of instant failure at its formation, is the UAE, flourishing as the only Arab Federation

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Romantic Road – an epic drive across rural India with Rupert and Jan Grey – a webinar on 3 June

3 June - A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs: discuss the film of an improbable journey with its stars

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 July 2018

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

This exhibition covers a selection of picture postcards from the Indian cities of Chennai and Bengaluru between 1900 and the 1930s; then known as Madras and Bangalore. They were the two most important colonial cities in British south India.  By pairing these together, this exhibition tells a tale of how these two cities, although separated

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16 July 2018

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

Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tell the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India This summer heralds a major exhibition telling the story of the last great native kingdom which challenged the British for supremacy of the Indian subcontinent. ‘Empire of the Sikhs’ will be on view at the Brunei

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27 June 2018

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

The Aga Khan Centre also houses Britain’s largest collection of Islamic gardens, terraces and courtyards inspired by different Muslim cultures from around the world.

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6 June 2018

Michael Vatikiotis & Lionel Shriver discuss: Asia’s Rise and its Rejection of the West

We are so excited to invite you at Asia House for a fascinating event discussion regarding Southeast Asia, which takes places on Wednesday 13 June 2018. Southeast Asia at first glance is a region rich in culture and resources and has one of the world’s fastest growing economics. However, this is set against the backdrop

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The Battle of Baku

16 May 2018

by Turan Gafarli (University College London)

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, 10 Maple Street, London,

FREE ADMISSION but registration required via EventBrite at http://bit.ly/battleofbaku2018   In 1918, the British-led local forces of Baku waged a defensive battle for control of the city, the oil-rich centre of Transcaucasia and hosting port of the Russian Empire’s Caucasian Naval Fleet. The British military mission, named ‘Dunsterforce’ after its eponymous commander Major-General L.C. Dunsterville,

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last few days of exhibition at the Supreme Court

23 January 2018

A selection of articles etc linked to Asia - 23 January 2018

RSAA Lectures Wednesday 24 January 1.15pm SCI, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1 Mr Michael Stephens speaks on Prospects for Kurdish Independence in a changing Middle East   Wednesday 7 February 2018 1.15pm SCI, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1. Mr Jonathan Rider, former project manager for UNESCO at the Bamiyan World Heritage site and RSAA member

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28 November 2017

A never-before-seen archive exploring the role of traditional medicine

  The exhibition tells the story of Paira Mall, a young Indian doctor who was tasked in 1911 with bringing back materials about the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine. Dating back 3,500 – 4,000 years, it is part of the Vedas, the divine texts of Hinduism and literally translates as ‘the science of life’. The

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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: r.shannon@gold.ac.uk

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15 JUL

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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

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