Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch (RASHKB)
Founding of the Society
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According to its website, the Hong Kong Branch grew out of a Medico-Chirurgical Society founded in 1845. The Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society itself was originally founded in 1847, but ceased to exist at the end of 1859. Exactly a century later, on December 28, 1959, it was resuscitated with the approval of the parent society in London - the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland .
Seat of the Society
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This location is supported by the name of the Society.
Name of the Society
|1848 - 1859||China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society||
|1960 -||Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society =
Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch
Its publications establish the first name from 1960 onward. Its website uses the second name as a current name.
Website of the Society
Journals of the Society
|Years||Full Journal Title||Abbrev.|
|1848 - 1859 (Vol.1 - 6)
|Transactions of the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
A record in the Durham Univ. cat. indicates that the place of publication was Hong Kong.[Durham Univ. cat.]
|Trans. China Br. Roy. Asiatic Soc.
Burlington Mag. Connois., Vol. 50, No. 288 (Mar., 1927), p.124 cites Pt. V. (1855).
Trans. China Branch Roy. Asiatic Soc., Hong Kong
Isis, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Oct., 1932), p.223 cites 1855, part 5.
|1960/1961- (v.1- )
|Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
[Harvard Univ. cat.]
|J. Hong Kong Br. R. Asiat. Soc.
Proc. Roy. Anthrop. Instit., No. 1969 (1969), p.13 cites 7, 1967.
J. R. Asiat. Soc. (Hong Kong)
Geographical Journal, Vol. 135, No. 2 (Jun., 1969), p.235 cites 2, 1962.