Why join the RSAA?

Membership Benefits


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.

Library & Archives

Members may borrow books from the Society’s Library (with some exceptions for rare or fragile items) and benefit from reduced reproduction charges for copies of items from the Society’s collections where these are for personal study.

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Asian Affairs

A network, a platform and a resource

Members receive hard copies of Asian Affairs quarterly and have free online access to the entire back catalogue of journal articles and book reviews. (Non-members pay £220/year.)

Talks, Conferences, Panel Discussions

The RSAA runs a programmes of open lectures, small panel discussions and conferences in the UK, the US and online, with expert speakers from a wide range of disciplines tackling current affairs, historical and cultural topics. In addition to our public programme, members and their guests can participate in a number of events exclusively for them and can receive free transcripts of most of our events.

Membership Options


£100 Per year

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Under 26

£35 Per year

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Joint Membership

£135 Per year

Two members at same address

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Life Membership

£2,000 Single payment

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