The best Asian books to look forward to in 2015
Our Literature Festival Manager Jemimah Steinfeld has selected her top 12 non-fiction and fiction Asian books to read this year, choosing one for each month!
From Peking to Paris: China and World War One
To mark the centenary of the First World War, Penguin China has published a series of short histories on the economic and social costs it brought to China and the Chinese. Asia House will host a panel with several of these authors, who will all talk on their chosen subjects.
Tuesday 3 February
18.45 - 20.00
CEOs should all be on Twitter, says the social network’s MD
Parminder Singh, Managing Director of Twitter Southeast Asia, India & MENA, shares his tips with Asia House on hashtags, retweets and how companies and governments can get the most out of the social network, which has 284 million users worldwide.
On Kawara: One Million Years
To coincide with a large exhibition of the work of On Kawara, entitled Silence at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from 6 February – 3 May 2015, Asia House is pleased to present an audio presentation of the epic ‘One Million Years’.
6 February - 3 May
10.00 - 18.00
Open Evening for couples planning to tie the knot
Open evenings for people interested in getting married at Asia House now take place on the first Monday of every month. It’s a chance for people to see our splendid venue first-hand and find out about the bespoke wedding reception packages also on offer. Under a new partnership with Westminster, Asia House can offer weddings or civil partnerships from just £420.
Monday 2 February
17.30 - 19.00
Bidisha: We must understand the reality of the lives of asylum-seekers
British Indian journalist, critic and author Bidisha speaks to Asia House about the realities of life as a refugee in the UK as well as her career to date in this exclusive interview with Asia House, as her new book Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London is launched.
Access Asia - Making Connections
This Signature Conference, co-organised by Asia House and HSBC, will bring together business leaders, senior policy makers and opinion formers for a stimulating and forward-looking discussion on how Asia’s infrastructure is changing trade connections and commerce across – and to – the region.
Thursday, 26 February
09.30 - 13.00
Asia House Spring Fair
The seventh annual Asia House Fair will take place from 20 to 22 March, 2015. It will feature dozens of exhibitors that represent the best in arts, crafts, fashion and design from across the Asian region.
100 days: Jokowi's reform agenda is on track but various hurdles are ahead
Patricia Diaz assesses Indonesian president Joko Widodo's first 100 days in power, concluding that he has demonstrated he is committed to economic reforms but still faces a variety of challenges.
30th January 2015
- Channel News Asia: Malaysia officially declares loss of MH370 an accident, 239 on board presumed dead
- Channel News Asia: Malaysian PM Najib expresses sympathy for MH370 family members
- Channel News Asia: Myanmar army won't take unilateral action in conflicts: Chief
- SCMP: Worker dies on film lot to be used for Martin Scorsese movie
- SCMP: France seeks better access for its goods to China through ‘rebalanced’ trade
- SCMP: Wuhan police post photos of officers sharing boxed meals following ‘exposé of opulent dinner’ in Shenzhen
- Zee News: Delhi Uber passenger who alleges driver rape sues in U.S. court
- Zee News: Amit Shah confident of two-thirds victory in Delhi polls
- Zee News: Two crore toilets to be built in villages, linked to MNREGA
- Financial Times: Japanese equities climb 1% after mixed data
- Financial Times: US spectrum auction raises record $44.9bn
- Financial Times: Amazon profit offers relief to investors
- Nikkei Asian Review: E-commerce giant: Clash with Chinese authorities casts shadow on Alibaba
- Nikkei Asian Review: Not yet the bottom of the barrel?: Speculators jump into crude oil market
- Nikkei Asian Review: Refocusing operations: Toshiba to exit foreign TV sales, license brand
News & Views
In his first 100 days Jokowi is walking the talk, but various hurdles lie ahead29/01/15
Jokowi’s reform agenda is on the right track but challenges lie ahead, writes Patricia Diaz.Read more
The best Asian books to read in 201529/01/15
Our Literature Festival Manager reveals her top Asian books to read, one for each month this year.Read more
CEOs should all be on Twitter, says the social network’s managing director27/01/15
Parminder Singh, MD Twitter SEA, India & MENA shares his tips on hashtags, retweets and more.Read more
DRIFTING DÉRIVEUntil February 2015
Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects until February 2015.Read more
Open evening for couples planning to tie the knot02/02/15 17:30
Come and view our splendid venue where you can get married for just £420.Read more
Alexandra Kremer: Faces of Freedom03/02/15 - 15/02/15
Alexandra Kremer-Khomassouridza photographed women as they wore the hijab.Read more