Explore the whale shark's continued struggle for survival against difficult odds

Following the whale shark’s migratory path across the Asia-Pacific, Taiwanese documentary filmmaker Chin-Yuan Ke’s 60-minute documentary 'Dive With You' follows the evolution of Taiwan’s relationship with the whale shark and examines examines the development of whale shark tourism in other countries such as Japan and the Philippines.

Tuesday 8 December

18.45 - 20.00

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Film Screening

Young professionals invited to network at reception with Sir Win Bischoff

Young professionals are invited to a networking reception with former Lloyds Bank chairman Sir Win Bischoff. Sir Win, who is is currently Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc, will be guest of honour at the event, which is being held in partnership with the AIG Young Professionals Group.

Monday 14 December

18.00 - 20.00

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Private briefing brings the EU's regional strategy for Asia into focus

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Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director-General at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, briefed Asia House corporate members on the EU’s new trade strategy. The discussion focused on the EU’s priorities in Asia, including completion of the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement and the proposal to open the door to discussions with the Philippines and Indonesia.

The Belt and Road: what are the opportunities and challenges?

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The Sultan of Perak state in Malaysia HRH Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah spoke about the advantages of the Belt and Road initiative and how it could benefit both China and Europe, in his keynote address at the World Chinese Economic Summit. He also outlined the critical challenges the economic belt faced and he gave a succint analysis of the problems in the South China and East China Sea and how these were affecting China-ASEAN relations.

Legacy of Malaya-based architect Berthel Iversen shared by his daughter in her new book

Ruth Iversen Rollitt will be in conversation with Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House, to talk about her book, Iversen: Architect of Ipoh and Modern Malaya, which is a biography of her father the Danish architect Berthel Michael Iversen (1906–1976). His firm was responsible for the design of thousands of buildings in Penang, Perak, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. His buildings remain icons of Malaysian Art Deco and Modernist architecture. This talk is part of our Architecture Asia series.

Wednesday 25 November

18.45 - 20.30

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How to Appear Without A Trace: Surviving Eurocentrism

Join artist Nicole Coson in conversation with freelance journalist Jeppe Ugelvig for a chance to see Nicole’s works and to hear about her journey as a young Filipino artist living in London. Born into the third generation of Chinese migrants to the Philippines, she is someone who has thrived in a nomadic state between nations all her life. She questions through her practice the importance of exhibiting a definitive and authentic cultural identity in a world where cultures do not only clash, but also have the ability to overlap.

Tuesday 1 December

18.45 - 20.00

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Free admission

Asia's influence on global architectural innovation

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Asia House presents a new series of talks, exploring the impact various architects from around the world have had on architectural innovation either through working in Asia, or being inspired by their connection to Asia, and how this informs their work internationally.

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Daughter of esteemed architect Berthel Michael Iversen will discuss his life and work.


A photography exhibition exploring the lives & stories of the residents of Kurram Agency.

1 Dec

Young Filipino artist Nicole Coson in conversation with journalist Jeppe Ugelvig.

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