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.

New members joining on 1st November enjoy a fourteen month initial subscription.  In addition to a welcome pack sent to new members, members of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong receive a copy of the Journal annually, our newsletter once every two months and enjoy members' rates for talks, local visits and overseas tours.  Membership categories are Individual, Joint/Family, Student, Institutional, Overseas and Life. The following annual subscription rates are applicable up to 31 December 2016: -    

HK resident Individual HK$750

HK resident Joint/Family HK$1,100

HK resident Student HK$50

HK resident Institutional HK$750

Life Membership  HK$10,500 (one-off)

Joint Life Membership HK$15,400 (one-off)

Overseas Membership HK$450

Overseas - Life Membership HK$6,300 (one-off)

In the interests of efficiency and economy, we strongly encourage members to pay subscriptions by Autopay. You may complete the Direct Debit Authorization form and send it in with the membership application form. If, however, you prefer to pay by cheque please send it with application form.

The membership application form for 2019 is available here.

The Direct Debit Authorisation form is available here.

Further information may be obtained from the Administrator.


Friends of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong

The Friends group was established in the United Kingdom in 1998 by several former members of the Society in Hong Kong.  The group holds regular lectures  in London as well as an annual Lunar New Year lunch and a weekend away during the summer, always with a Chinese theme.

Membership is open to anyone with a history of and/or an interest in Hong Kong.  Our lectures are held on Saturday afternoons at the headquarters of the Royal Asiatic Society in Euston and are always preceded by an Asian lunch at a nearby restaurant.  Recent summer trips have been to Cambridge, Oxford, Aberdeen Liverpool and Bath.

Our annual subscription is £15/£25 (single/joint).  To join please contact Bernadette Mackenzie Ross at or telephone 01494 874604.