South Korea: An Economic Powerhouse in Transition

Asia House is delighted to invite you to join a stimulating discussion on the economic and foreign relations between EU/UK and South Korea. HE Mr Sungnam Lim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, will make the opening remarks. Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, will make the keynote speech and David Clive Price, author of recently published Phoenix Rising: A Journey Through South Korea, will introduce the event.

Tuesday 21 October

18.00 - 20.30

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Asian Business Leaders Award Dinner 2014

Tables and sponsorhip packages are on offer for Asia House's fifth annual Gala Dinner, when we will honour Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek, who will receive the prestigious Asian Business Leaders Award. The event will take place at The Banqueting House, Westminster.

Contact [email protected] to find out about sponsorship opportunities.

Monday 27 October
19.00 until late

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Insights into how to do business in South Korea

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With a GDP worth more than US$ 1304 billion and a popular culture (think Gangnam style) conquering the world, South Korea is both a miracle economy and hip. David Price offers tips on how to successfully do business with this fast-growing Asian tiger.

Ghazaleh Avarzamani

Apologie For understanding showcases the works of emerging Iranian artist Ghazaleh Avarzamani. Her art explores the nature of language use, cognition, meaning, and the relationship between it and reality.

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Monday 3 - Friday 14 November

10.00 - 18.00

Art Exhibition

Free admission

Ghazaleh Avarzamani

Join leading Iranian artist Ghazaleh Avarzamani for drinks at the opening reception of her November exhibition, Apologie For Understanding. Avarzamani, who is based in London, received her MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.

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Monday 3 November

18.45 - 20.30

Opening Reception

Free admission

History of Bhutan retold in English for the first time

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Renowned scholar Dr Karma Phuntsho chronicles the development of the Dragon Country from ancient to modern times.

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Taktsang Monastery. Photo by Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn)

From saffron to dried lime with Jila Dana-Haeri

Join Asia House for an afternoon tea and talk with Jila Dana-Haeri, author of new cookbook From a Persian Kitchen. Learn insider tips, ask those essential questions and gain confidence in the kitchen.

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Friday 14 November

15.00 - 16.30

An Iranian food odyssey

More or less Asian? A debate on stereotypes in literature

Asia House turns its attention to the theme of Asian stereotypes in the written word – what they are and who’s making them. Chaired by Bidisha, a selection of distinguished writers will share their own views on the topic as they recount stories of battles and triumphs.

Wednesday 12 November

18.45 - 20.00

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Free admission

DRIFTING DÉRIVE

This exhibition includes a number of artists and architects who will intervene in Asia House’s space by creating works that the public will encounter throughout the building.

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Until February 2015

Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects

Win up to £2,500 to research Asian cuisine

Apply now for the Yan-kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia 2015

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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

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