Events

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Chinese Scholars Rocks with Kemin Hu

March 9, 2017

through Sat, March 18th

Appearance by Kemin Hu – Friday, Mar 10th
12pm – 4pm; discussion 2:00pm

AsiaStore presents newly acquired scholars’ rocks —cherished by the Chinese since the Tang Dynasty, and sought after for generations—from the collection of Kemin Hu.

Ms. Hu will be on hand to discuss the history, Identification, appreciation and collecting of these cherished “spirit stones”.        Shop Now

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Asian Art Collector’s Book Review

March 10, 2017

 through Sunday, March 19th.

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.

 

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Meet the Author: Howard W. French – Everything Under the Heavens

March 14, 2017

 6:30pm – 8:00pm

For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, argues French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China’s present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become—and to interact wisely with a future peer.  >>more information on upcoming event Shop Now

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Designer Event: Chinese Symbolism in Jewelry Design by Melissa Lew

March 18, 2017

designer appearance 12:00pm – 3:30pm
discussion 2:00pm

Award winning artist and jewelry designer Melissa Lew attributes much of her design influence to her Chinese heritage.
Join us at AsiaStore as Melissa showcases her latest pendant and notecard collections and discusses the importance of Chinese symbolism in her designs.

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Designer Trunk Show: Woven Silks of Laos with Carol Cassidy

April 12, 2017

through April 13th
Designer appearance 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Carol Cassidy showcases her latest collections of signature brocades, tapestries, jacquards and ikats. Founder of Lao Textiles, Cassidy is dedicated to revitalizing the indigenous Laos textile industry, creating silk weavings that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating modern sensibilities. Copies of her book, Weaving Traditions will be available for signing.

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Meet the Author: Ian Johnson – The Souls of China

April 13, 2017

6:30 – 8:00pm

At a moment when observers of contemporary China devote their attention to the country’s fast-changing economy and politics, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ian Johnson has spent much of the past decade immersing himself in a transformation of a very different sort: China’s massive spiritual revival. Following a century of attacks on religious life, a country once held together by tradition and ritual is again teaming with temples, mosques, cults, sects, holy mountains pilgrims, fortunetellers, and politicians trying to harness them.  >> more information on upcoming event

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Discussion & Meet the Author- Diana Fong Chan

Diana Fong Chan’s Healthy Tastings

April 18, 2017

Appearance 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sample tasty treats from Diana Chan’s Easy ‘n Healthy Cooking cookbook. Ms. Chan will be available to discuss healthy recipes from her book which feature unique combinations of Chinese, Fusion and Western cuisine. Ms. Chan’s books will be available for signing.

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Designer Trunk Show: Jewelmer South Sea Pearls featuring Wynn Wynn Ong

April 27, 2017

and Friday, April 28th

Jewelmer presents their 2017 collection of South Sea Pearl jewelry featuring an exclusive collection by designer Wynn Wynn Ong who was inspired to create designs that highlight the pearl’s perfection through settings that are harmonious with nature and capture the spirit of the Philippines.

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