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China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism

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China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism

23 September - Professor Rana Mitter talks about China's relationship with its own past

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Charles Allen, 1940-2020

It is with regret, affection and respect that we record that Charles Allen, a historian of India, died on 16 August 2020

Chinese Communist Espionage:  Improving the Debate – a webinar on 29 July

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Chinese Communist Espionage: Improving the Debate – a webinar on 29 July

A webinar with Dr Matthew Brazil on 29 July at 14.00

The Asian University for Women:  Supporting a Gender Agenda

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The Asian University for Women: Supporting a Gender Agenda

22 July - A webinar with Prof Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS, Lady Judy Moody-Stuart, Cherie Blair QC, HE Shiv Shankar Mukherjee and Eshra Hassa

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

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.

11 September 2019

On 9 September 2019 the RSAA Board adopted the Society's first formal Archives Policy.

The RSAA archive has its origins in the Central Asia Society and the objectives of its founders “to maintain in England a central institution for the collection, provision, maintenance and diffusion of information and knowledge”.  It reflects the interests and priorities of the Society’s members and consists in large part of materials donated by them. 

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17 June 2019

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

The Festival of Norfolk & Punjab is a countywide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family and their contribution to Norfolk. The ‘Duleep Singhs’, the last Royal family of the Punjab were associated with Norfolk for almost a century. Highlights include a special exhibition and events at Ancient House Museum, a Maharajah’s Feast

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20 November 2018

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

The Belt and Road Initiative has major strategic implications for international relations. Three leading institutions are bringing together recognised international authorities to debate the significance of China’s proposals for her Asian neighbours and the wider world. Chairing: Professor Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, KCL & Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director Asia, Wilson Center Morning speakers: Dr

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8 October 2018

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

  Speaker:                     Betty Yao MBE Time:                          2:30 p.m. Venue:                        Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD Cost:                           £8 per member or guest, to include refreshments Lunch:                        An optional self-paying lunch will be arranged at 12:45 p.m. at Chutneys, 124 Drummond Street, London NW1 2PA (corner of North Gower Street.)  Tel: 020 7388

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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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23 SEP

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China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism – Professor Rana Mitter

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Tickets: Free

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