The Royal Asiatic Society is currently closed because of the health crisis. However, staff are continuing to work from home and should you have any enquiries, members of staff can be reached by email:
Director: Alison Ohta
Librarian: Edward Weech
Archivist: Nancy Charley
Journal Executive Editor: Charlotte de Blois
We send our best wishes to all our members and supporters. We hope everyone stays virus free and we look forward to resuming our activities once this difficult time has passed.
A portico of four columns. Ram Raz Collection c.1825
Kunisato Triptych: View of Akabane, Yedo, early evening. From an album of theatrical prints presented by Herbert Charles Fanshawe, December 1923
Tod Collection: Rana Jai Singh of Newar being weighed, Udaipur
Demons and kings seated in two main rows. Illustration from the Adi parva of the Mahabharata.
Latest News: Lectures, Collections and Prizes
Unfortunately our current lecture programme has been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find podcasts of previous lectures at https://backdoorbroadcasting.net/tag/royal-asiatic-society/ or by following the links on our 'Past Events' page.
If you are missing seeing our Collections, there are an increasing number in our Digital Library: https://royalasiaticcollections.org/.
Submissions for the Bayly Prize 2020 have now been closed. Judging has been postponed until later in the year. For further details on the Bayly Prize please see https://royalasiaticsociety.org/about-us/the-bayly-prize-applications-and-nominations/
RAS Beijing Zoom Talk: Digital Secrets of a Legendary Chinese Painting
Reading Room to Re-Open from Thursday 23 July
Chinese Letter Hongs Project Now Live
RAS Silk Road Summer School 2020
There are no upcoming events at this time.