Documentary explores how music rocks Xinjiang

Being shown as part of the Asia House Fortnight of Film, 'The Silk Road of Pop' is a portrait of the explosive pop music scene among the Uyghur community in China’s Xinjiang Province and taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of the Uyghur in China.

Tuesday 18 August

19.00 - 20.30

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A journey through the contrasting landscapes of Pakistan

Join Pakistan’s accomplished photography artist Ghulam Rasool on a spiritual journey through some of Pakistan’s most hidden natural landscapes at this exhibition.

25 - 28 August

10.00 - 18.00

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Free admission

Film captures epic journey across Nepal with Asian elephants

'Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk', winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 London Independent Film Festival, will be screened at Asia House as part of our first ever Fortnight of Film. Mahout follows the story of Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal. A Q&A with Mahout’s filmmakers will follow.

Thursday 13 August

19.00 - 20.30

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Chinese Ambassador to the UK to brief corporate members

Ahead of the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the UK in October this year, Chinese Ambassador to the UK HE Liu Xiaoming will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing to discuss China-UK relations.

Wednesday August 5

08.00 - 09.30

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Chief Minister highlights economic advantages of West Bengal

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee highlighted the economic advantages of West Bengal and investment opportunities in the state during a private briefing held at Asia House. The Chief Minister gave the briefing to top UK business leaders during a short visit to London.

‘Knowledge’ can be Mamata Banerjee’s magic wand

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West Bengal has a distinct advantage over its competitors in its talented human capital and the state has a culture of cultivating knowledge for over 150 years which can easily compensate the paucity of land. That urge for knowledge, that once sparked a social and political reform across India in the 19th and 20th century, is capable of driving an economic turnaround in the state today, writes Aditya Ghosh.

Find out about Britain's Forgotten African Army that fought in Burma

The British soldiers who fought in Asia referred to themselves as ‘the Forgotten Army’ but of all the men who fought the Japanese, perhaps none are as forgotten as the 100,000 African soldiers. Join Al Jazeera journalist Barnaby Phillips for a fascinating talk on his critically acclaimed book 'Another Man’s War: The Story of a Burma Boy in Britain’s Forgotten African Army.'

Thursday September 10

18.45 - 20.00

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Chinese Ambassador to the UK HE Liu Xiaoming will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing

Ambassador HE Liu Xiaoming will join corporate members for a private briefing.

Mahout- The Great Elephant Walk. A film by James Dartnall and Jack Wylson

The film was winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 London Independent Film Festival.

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HE Liu Xiaoming will join corporate members for a private briefing to discuss China-UK relations.

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