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Monday, 4th October
Muslim Women and the Family

Shirin Ebadi - 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Asia House
The Logan Hall
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

6.30-8.00pm
Asia Members/Concessions £4, Non-Members £7, Students £2
Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://www.asiahouse.org


Monday, 18th October
Royal Siamese maps: A Lost World Re-Discovered

Professor Philip Stott

Asia House
The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1

6.30-8.00pm
Asia House Members/Concessions £4, Non-Members £7
Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://www.asiahouse.org


Thursday, 21st October
An Introduction to the Illustrated Book in the Tokugawa Period 1615-1868

Dr Ellis Tinios

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Sainsbury Institute
64 The Close
Norwich NR1 4DW

6.00-7.30pm (50 minute lecture followed by refreshments)
Admission is free. Booking recommended
Tel: 1603 624 349
[email protected]


Tuesday, 2nd November
Guan Yin: The Divine Feminine Embodiment of East and West

by Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a theologian and translator of classical Chinese. Palmer has translated and published the major legends of Guan Yin.

Organised by Asia House
The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1

Clare Frankenberg +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]

£7; Asia House members and concessions £4
6.30-7.30pm
http://asiahouse.org


Saturday, 6th November
Wild,Wacky and Wonderful - Appreciating Chinese, Tibetan and Korean Textiles

by Gary Dickinson

Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd
Board Room 4, 1st Floor
42 Brook Street
London W1K 5DB

+44 (0)20 7486 8990
[email protected]

10.30am
http://www.lindawrigglesworth.com


Saturday, 6th November
Harmony in the Japanese Garden

by garden designer Maureen Busby.

This lecture explores the deep respect for nature and a desire to be in harmony with it,which has shaped the history of Japanese gardens.

Organised by Asia House
Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]

4.30-5.30pm
Admission is free
http://asiahouse.org


Sunday, 7th November
The Forbidden City

by Dr Frances Wood, British Library.

The annual Oriental Ceramic Society lecture hosted by Christie's
Christie's
8 King Street
St James's
London SW1Y 6QT

Oriental Ceramic Society +44 (0)20 7636 7985
Pat Frost, Christie's, +44 (0)20 7389 2572

6pm
Admission is free


Monday, 8th November
Creating Celebrity: Kabuki Actors, Poets and Artists

by Professor Drew Gerstle, Professor of Japanese Studies, East Asia Department, SOAS.

There will be a Drinks Reception and view of Sotheby’s forthcoming Japanese Works of Art Sale following the lecture.

Organised by The Japan Society, in association with Sotheby’s and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

+44 (0)20 7828 6330; fax. +44 (0)20 7828 6331
[email protected]

6pm
Admission is free but tickets must be obtained from The Japan Society’s offices:
The Japan Society
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ


Monday, 8th November
The Floral Style in Ottoman Art

by Professor Nurhan Atasoy, University of Istanbul.

Organised by The Royal Asiatic Society
The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1

+44 (0)20 7724 4741
[email protected]

6pm
Non-Fellows welcome but please contact The Royal Asiatic Society


Tuesday, 9th November
The Dilemmas and Pitfalls of dating Chinese Furniture

by Nicholas Grindley.

The talk is centred around a huanghuali Chinese table, which unusually has an ink inscription ascribing a date of manufacture to 8 June 1739. It is rare to find dates on Chinese furniture and this inscribed example helps in the dating of this group of inset leg tables.

The Winter Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair
The Club Room
Olympia
Hammersmith Road
London W14

+44 (0)870 126 1727 and quote Asian Art in London

11.30am
£10 each (this includes entry to the Fair)
http://www.olympia-antiques.com


Wednesday, 10th November
The Japanese Collections at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Opportunities and Challenges

Joe Earle offers his thoughts on the MFA’s renowned Japanese collections after one year as Chair of the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

+44 (0)20 7486 4348

6-8pm
Admission is free, by ticket only
http://www.dajf.org.uk


Wednesday, 10th November
Pirotechnia: the Emulation and Appropriation of Ottoman Craft Techniques in Renaissance Venice

by Prof Deborah Howard, Cambridge University.

Organised by the Islamic Art Circle.
Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Rosalind Wade Haddon +44 (0)1608 730 769
[email protected]

6.30pm
Admission by reservation


Thursday, 11th November
Indian Connections in the Art of Dunhuang: Paintings of famous images

by Professor Roderick Whitfield.

Organised by the Circle of Inner Asian Art.
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

6-7pm
Admission is free
[email protected]


Thursday, 11th November
Chinese Silk

by Shelagh Vainker

Organised by British Museum Press
BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

+44 (0)20 7079 0942
[email protected]

6.30pm
Admission is free


Thursday, 11th November
The Jesuits and the Great Mughal: Renaissance art at the imperial court of India

by Gauvin Alexander Bailey

The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art
The Lecture Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
Cromwell Road
London SW7

Sonya Harvey +44 (0)20 7942 2322

7-8pm
Admission is free


Friday, 12th November
The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206): Rebuilding the Great Buddha of Todaiji


Lecture 1
by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society
BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Education Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]

6.15pm
Admission is free


Monday, 15th November
The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206): Portraits of Chogen


Lecture 2
by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society
BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Education Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]

6.15pm
Admission is free


Thursday, 18th November
The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206): Salvation in the Pure Land of the West


Lecture 3
by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society
Blackfriars' Hall
St Andrew's Plain
Norwich

Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]

6.15pm
Admission is free


Tuesday, 14th December
A Passion for China: Sir Percival David and his Museum

Dr Stacey Pierson
Part I was held on 10 December 2003. This lecture forms part II

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
53 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Free to SOAS staff and students and Friends of the PDF;
otherwise £3 per head
http://www.pdfmuseum.org.uk


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