The Society’s in-house Journal is Asian Affairs, published quarterly, is one of the benefits of membership and is mailed to all members free of charge. RSAA members also have free online access to the entire back catalogue of articles.

Asian Affairs publishes a wide range of topical articles. Since its inception as the Journal of the Central Asian Society in 1914, it has carried a unique and first-hand range of articles including Sir Francis Younghusband’s The Tibet Conference (notes from the 1914 Shimla Conference); the precursor to Seven Years in Tibet, Nanga Parbat to Lhasa: The Adventures of two Austrian Climbers; and George Macartney’s Bolshevism as I saw it at Tashkent in 1918.

Editorial control is exercised through an Editorial Board working in close cooperation with the Editor.

Asian Affairs contains reprints of many of the lectures given to the Society and articles commissioned by the Editor or submitted for publication. A large section of each issue is devoted to book reviews, mostly commissioned, and this section attracts a particularly wide readership.

Bound copies of the Journal are available for reference by Members in the RSAA Library. A large number of organisations, including universities, are institutional subscribers, and members of the public can also purchase and download individual articles and issues from the publisher, Taylor & Francis


Journal Editor

Mr Bijan Omrani

Book Reviews Editor

Mr Bijan Omrani

Chairman of the Editorial Board

Mr Gerald Dorey

Journal Editorial Board

Professor Kerry Brown

Dr William Crawley

Dr Hildegard Diemberger

Ms Janet Hancock

Miss Lucy Kelaart

Ms Sarah Lain

Professor Neeti Nair

Dr Frances Pinter

Professor Nalanda Roy

Mr L Barney Smith CMG

Dr David Taylor

Professor Robert Taylor

Sir Harold Walker KCMG

Mr Laurence Goodchild (T & F)