Members of the RSAA have one fundamental interest in common: Asia.  Our members are spread across the globe.  They have expertise in business, government, diplomacy, scholarship, banking, tourism, the law, journalism, risk analysis, languages, culture and deep knowledge of every country in the world’s largest continent.  If you want to know something about Asia, the chances are that one of our members knows it, or can help you to find it.

Use the Library and Archives

The RSAA possesses a library of over 5,000 books and a significant archive of photographs, maps and personal papers. Members have access to these resources for research and for personal interest.  A combined library and archive catalogue is available to the public to browse through the “Collections” tab on this site.

Subscription to Asian Affairs

The Society’s respected journal,  Asian Affairs, is published quarterly by Taylor and Francis,  It was first published as the Journal of the Central Asian Society and has been in continuous production for over 100 years.  Members receive hard copies of the journal (cost for non-members £162/year) and have free online access to the entire back catalogue of articles and book reviews.

Talks, dinners and panel discussions

The RSAA runs a programmes of open lectures, small panel discussions and dinner events in London, with expert speakers from a wide range of disciplines tackling current affairs, historical and cultural topics. Members can attend, bring guests, and watch previous lectures online.




Younger Member (under the age of 26) £25
Single Member £85
Joint Members £115
Lifetime Membership £1500
Affiliate Membership for Asian Diplomatic Missions in London £500
Affiliate Membership for Schools and Academies £100
Corporate Membership £500
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