Strolling about on the Roof of the World: The First Years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs

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STROLLING ABOUT ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

The First Hundred Years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs (Formerly Royal Central Asian Society)

Hugh Leach
with
Susan Maria Farrington

LONDON AND NEW YORK

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Foreword xix
  • Acknowledgements xxi
  • Introduction xxiii
  • Part One - The Chronology 1
  • I - Genesis, Birth and Consolidation 1901-1907 3
  • II - The Years of Struggle 1908-1919 19
  • III - From Lean Years to Golden Years 1920-1939 31
  • IV - From Empire and Back to Trade 1940-1959 47
  • V - Settling to a Balance 1960-2001 63
  • Part Two - The Membership 81
  • VI - The Membership 83
  • VII - The Junior Membership 107
  • Part Three - The Activities 115
  • VIII - The Journal 117
  • IX - The Library 125
  • X - The Archives 131
  • XI - The Dinner Club 147
  • XII - A Role in Education 153
  • XIII - The Tours 159
  • XIV - The Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal 171
  • XV - The Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal and Other Society Awards 185
  • Epilogue 197
  • Notes 205
  • Index 213
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