Asians feel trapped in 'colonial prism' of Western literature
Asians still feel trapped by the 'colonial prism' of Western literature which they feel continues to stereotype them. Meanwhile Asian writers, who do not adhere to Western perceptions of Asia, sense they struggle to attract Western readers who prefer reading about monsoons and teapots.
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 1 December
17.30 - 19.00
Includes drinks reception
Partnering with Asia for innovation
This Signature Conference, organised in partnership with Rio Tinto, brings together world-class innovators for a stimulating discussion on the future of Asia as an innovation hub and the potential for increased transcontinental cooperation.
Thursday 11 December
09:00 to 13:00
Drifting through Asia House: artists intervene in our spaces
Drifting Dérive is about opening a dialogue between visitors, artists and the architecture of Asia House, experiencing unexpected encounters with the familiar as well as the concealed spaces of our building.
Author hopes latest cookbook will demistify Persian cuisine
A riot of flavours, herbs, tastes, colours and aromas make up Persian cuisine, one of the oldest cuisines in the world. But many people in the UK have no idea how to cook it. Jila Dana-Haeri hopes to reverse that with her latest collection of recipes.
Win up to £2,500 to research Asian cuisine
Apply now for the Yan-kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia 2015
In memory of Yan-kit So, Britain's leading authority on Chinese cuisine, the Yan-kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia provides a bursary of up to £2,500 to unpublished cookery writers to travel to any country in Asia to research that country's cuisine.
The Award application deadline has been extended to 28 February 2015
Temasek sees growing appeal of North America, Europe
In a rare interview, Temasek CEO Ho Ching tells Asia House that the Singapore investment company sees increasing opportunities beyond Asia.
Asia House Venue Hire
Asia House has a variety of stunning rooms available for hire
Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia
McKinsey Global Institute has published a new report which details three global megatrends that the 10 countries of ASEAN can tap into to sustain economic growth and increase productivity. Much of the region's recent growth has been generated by an expanding labour force and the shift of workers from agriculture to manufacturing. These factors will eventually fade, so there is new urgency for confronting the region’s low levels of productivity, the report says.
Temasek's Ho Ching feted at Asian Business Leaders event
The Executive Director and CEO of the Singapore investment company was handed the prestigious Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award at a glittering dinner at London's Banqueting House.
The Hidden Voices of London
To mark the launch of Bidisha's book, Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, Asia House is hosting a thought-provoking discussion on the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from countries such as Syria, which the book chronicles in vivid detail.
Tuesday 27 January
18.45 - 20.00
26th November 2014
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News & Views
Asians feel trapped in ‘colonial prism’ of Western literature25/11/14
Asian origin writers feel that Asia and Asians are still stereotyped in the written word.Read more
Author hopes her latest cookbook will demistify Persian cuisine20/11/14
Jila Dana-Haeri hopes her book will inspire people outside Iran to cook traditional Persian dishes.Read more
Asia House is recruiting a PR and Marketing Manager18/11/14
The PR and Marketing Manager will raise awareness of our brand in London and across the world.Read more
DRIFTING DÉRIVE13/10/14 - February 2015
Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects until February 2015.Read more
The Mandakini Women Weavers of Garhwal25/11/14 09:00
Shop for hand-loomed products woven by Indian widows and flood victims.Read more
Open evening for couples planning to tie the knot01/12/14 17:30
Come and view our splendid venue where you can get married for just £420.Read more