– through Saturday, March 24
11:00am – 6pm; Fri till 9pm
AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection from Kemin Hu. Experience the power of scholars’ rocks or “spirit stones”-cherished by the Chinese for generations. Autographed copies of Ms. Hu’s books, available for purchase and signing. Shop Now
- Saturday March 24
11am-6pm, Friday until 9pm
AsiaStore presents a vetted selection of the most recent and pertinent titles for Asian Art Collectors. Get critical insight into the world of Asian collectibles and find books on ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting, furniture and more.Shop Now
and Friday, April 6
Designer appearance 12:00-3:30pm
Founder of Lao Textiles Carol Cassidy is dedicated to revitalizing the indigenous Laos textile industry by creating magnificent silk weavings that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating modern sensibilities. Cassidy will be showcasing an array of her latest textiles including her signature brocades, jacquard weaves, and ikats. Her book, Weaving Tradition, will be available for signing. Shop Now
6:30 – 8:00pm
Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will be speaking about his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, which deals with the tumultuous aftermath of WWII, frantic U.S. engagement with China, and what led to the moment America “lost” the Middle Kingdom. He will be in conversation with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell.
This exploration of one of the most devastating moments in U.S.-China relations comes at an urgent moment. Policymakers, the business community, and others both in the Unites States and elsewhere worry about deteriorating American resolve to uphold an international world order it has championed since WWII. These changes are occurring just as a more assertive China seeks to sell its own brand of authoritarian rule to a largely leaderless world. >> more info on event
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? It’s a provocative question – and one that was put recently to the author Robert Wright, who teaches about the place where religion meets evolutionary biology and religion. Wright’s answer? In a word, Yes. He says that because evolution rewards the pursuit of pleasure, human beings are almost hard-wired to be unsatisfied: “We are condemned,” he says, “to always want things to be a little different, always want a little more.” Wright’s latest best-selling book, Why Buddhism is True, suggests that Buddhist practices can, in effect, rewire the brain, to overcome a host of anxieties and emotional pain that afflict so many people. “I think of mindfulness meditation as almost a rebellion against natural selection,” says Wright. “And Buddhism says, ‘We don’t have to play this game.'” >>More information on program
Jewelmer presents their 2018 collection of South Sea Pearl Jewelry. Exceptional South Sea pearls are the centerpieces of the Jewelmer brand, which showcases the creative harmony of French design and Asian sensibilities. These elusive gems inspire artisans to create finely crafted jewelry to fulfill Jewelmer’s celebration of beauty in harmonious symmetry with nature. Shop Now
Sonam Dubal‘s sustainable collection is inspired by sacred symbols that reflect elements in nature and life. Echoing the cultural diversity of handwork, he uses block printing, embroidery, and hand painting on silk, cotton, and wool to create unique silhouettes that combine modern influences with traditional creativity.