Monthly Archives: February 2013
The Brighton Royal Pavillion is a masterpiece of Chinoiserie and European fantasies of the East.
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
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
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
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
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