Lectures & Events

Click here to see the online calendar of events.

Please check the starting times for lectures and events as they do vary. There is no charge for our regular lectures, and because of Covid, all lectures are being held on Zoom. Podcast recordings of most lectures can be found here and most of our Zoom events are uploaded to our YouTube channel which you can find here.

If you would like to attend any of these events, please contact Matty Bradley by e-mail:  mb@royalasiaticsociety.org and the Zoom link and password will be provided. Please note the number of attendees is limited so early registration is advised.


Dr. Michelle C. Wang Lecture

Dunhuang Art: Buddhism and Kingship on the Silk Routes

18th February 2021 at 6.30pm GMT


Dr. Erin O’Halloran Lecture

From the Khilafat Crisis to the Arab Revolt:

The Middle East in Indian nationalist politics between the wars

23rd February 2021 at 6.30pm GMT


Professor Christopher Hancock Book Launch

Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics

Prof. Christopher Hancock with respondent Graham Hutchings
(Associate, Oxford University China Centre)

Thursday 25th February 2021 at 6.30pm GMT

Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics, sets comparative textual analysis against the backcloth of 2000 years of cultural, political, and religious interaction between China and the West. As the world responds to China’s rise and China positions herself for global engagement, this major new study reawakens and revises an ancient conversation. As a generous introduction to biblical Christianity and the Confucian Classics, Christianity and Confucianism tells a remarkable story of mutual formation and cultural indebtedness. East and West are shown to have shaped the mind, heart, culture, philosophy and politics of the other – and far more, perhaps, than either knows or would want to admit. Christopher Hancock has provided a rich and stimulating resource for scholars and students, diplomats and social scientists, devotees of culture and those who pursue wisdom and peace today.