Welcome to the website of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong (RASHK). The RASHK was founded in 1847 in Hong Kong as the China branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. The objects of the Society are to encourage an active interest in East Asia, and in Hong Kong in particular, through lectures and discussions, overseas visits, and by publishing an annual Journal. Anyone with an interest in the history, art, literature and culture of China and Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong, will enjoy membership of the RASHK which is generally regarded as the leading society for the study of Hong Kong and South China. Dating back over 150 years, our Society is today a very active body, organizing varied visits, talks, seminars and more.
The Society is a registered charitable institution and comprises a Council, chaired by the President, assisted by two Vice Presidents and elected Officers and Council Members, the Activities Committee, Editorial Board and The Sir Lindsay and Lady Ride Memorial Trust Fund.
New publications in the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series
Israel and China - Mark O' Neill
The History of the Peak - Richard Garrett
UK Event - Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the RASHK Branch and talk by Mr. Brian McElney, collector and founder of the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, will take place on 14th April 2018.
Details available from the Friends Events Page here
Our March 2018 Newsletter is available here
The RASHK 58th Annual General Meeting will take place on 25th April 2018. A booking form is available here