Monthly Archives: February 2013

Out and About … Chinoiserie at Brighton Pavillion

The Brighton Royal Pavillion is a masterpiece of Chinoiserie and European fantasies of the East. Advertisements

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Kekkon: Japanese Wedding Clothes

Every culture has its own marriage traditions and few are more elaborate or complex than those of Japan. Kekkon: Japanese Wedding Costumes was the final instalment in Asia House’s Love and Marriage Series. As Japanese costume specialists Suzanne Perrin and … Continue reading

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The Last Battle for Afghanistan?

To be a great historian is to be a great storyteller, and William Dalrymple is one of the best. Dalrymple fans will be familiar with the way the celebrated author dusts off long forgotten empires and breathes new life into … Continue reading

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Re-Growing: The Flourishing of Chinese Contemporary Art

Spring has long been celebrated in China as the end of the old and the beginning of the new.  To coincide with the start of the Year of the Snake, Asia House is hosting the first Biennale of UK Chinese artists until … Continue reading

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A Giraffe that’s not a Giraffe?: Treasures of the Palace Museum, Taipei – No. 1

Malcolm McNeill’s lecture on the Treasures of the Palace Museum in Taipei, the first in a series of lectures at Asia House by leading Chinese art experts, went down a storm. In his fascinating lecture, Malcolm managed to reduce the … Continue reading

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Hong Ling: The Poetry of Landscapes

Chinese artist Hong Ling is a modern-day incarnation of the traditional Chinese scholar. One of China’s most celebrated artists, his work combines ancient philosophy and contemporary oil painting techniques to produce landscapes of breathtaking beauty. China’s Yellow Mountain is steeped … Continue reading

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