The best Asian books to look forward to in 2015

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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

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CEOs should all be on Twitter, says the social network’s MD

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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

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Free admission

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

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Bidisha: We must understand the reality of the lives of asylum-seekers

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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

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Asia House Spring Fair

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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.

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100 days: Jokowi's reform agenda is on track but various hurdles are ahead

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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.


News & Views

  • In his first 100 days Jokowi is walking the talk, but various hurdles lie ahead


    Jokowi’s reform agenda is on the right track but challenges lie ahead, writes Patricia Diaz.

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  • The best Asian books to read in 2015


    Our Literature Festival Manager reveals her top Asian books to read, one for each month this year.

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  • CEOs should all be on Twitter, says the social network’s managing director


    Parminder Singh, MD Twitter SEA, India & MENA shares his tips on hashtags, retweets and more.

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What's on

  • Suki Chan: Sleep Walk Sleep Talk (2011), lightboxes commissioned by Museum of London. Film originated as a commission by FVU, part of FREE TO AIR, a four-year programme funded by London Councils and Arts Council of England.


    Until February 2015

    Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects until February 2015.

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    Open evening for couples planning to tie the knot

    02/02/15 17:30

    Come and view our splendid venue where you can get married for just £420.

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  • Alexandra Kremer: Faces of Freedom

    03/02/15 - 15/02/15

    Alexandra Kremer-Khomassouridza photographed women as they wore the hijab.

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