The Royal Society for Asian Affairs is a membership organisation. Members receive the Society's Journal Asian Affairs, are invited to attend the Society's lectures and other functions, and to participate in the Society's Tours to Asia.

If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Society, please send an email to Please include particular reasons for interest in Asia, such as residence or experience there. Please also describe any areas of expertise and give your nationality.

Subscription Rates

Normal Members
Single (UK and Worldwide) £75 $100 €90
Joint (UK and Worldwide) £100 $150 €120
Younger Member (18-30) £20 $30 €24
Benefactor £1000 $1500 €1200
Corporate £500 $750 €600
Affiliate Membership for Schools £100 $150 €120
Affiliate Membership for Asian Diplomatic Missions in London £500 - -


Payment of annual subscription by a UK Income Tax Payer under Gift Aid enables the Society to reclaim income tax paid, and is therefore a great help to the Society at no additional cost to the Member.

Forms will gladly be sent by the Secretary on request, or can be downloaded from here.

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 1 Oct Experiences of Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Tue 7 Oct K2: The Italian Mountain? at The RSAA Library
Wed 15 Oct The Great Game: Central Asia Overland at St Peter's Church Parish Hall


Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) University of Vienna, Austria. 18 - 23 August 2014 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus


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