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
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”
1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia
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
Why, despite forecasts of instant failure at its formation, is the UAE, flourishing as the only Arab Federation
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.
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
23 February 2015
South Asian Contemporary Art in London
www.thenoblesage.com for full informationRead full story
20 October 2014
The annual Asian Art in London takes place from 30th October - 8th November 2014.
Asian Art in London is an annual event which unties leading Asian art dealers, major auction houses and societies in a series of gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars. These are complemented by exhibitions at the leading museums. See www.asianartinlondon.com for full details. It is preceded by a Gala Party at the GreatRead full story