The Société Asiatique was founded in 1822 during the rush of enthousiasm that followed the first triumphs of scientific orientalism: deciphering of writing systems, restoration of monuments, comparison of languages. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the Société Asiatique worked to accomplish its mission:
The Société Asiatique enters in the 3th millenary, with an erudite patrimony, carrying and multiplying her activities, following the present evolution of the scientific life:
The head office of the Société Asiatique is located at the Palace of the Institut de France (23, quai de Conti – 75006 Paris), in premices put at our disposal by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Its monthly meetings take place on the second friday of the month at 05 p.m. in the Hugot Hall of the Palace of the Institut.
Its Library, including 100.000 vol. & about 200 living periodicals, is an associate of the whole group of libraries of the Instituts d’Asie of the Collège de France (located 52, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris 75005).
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