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Asia Society Texas Center presents Akiko Sakurai in "The World of Heike Monogatari"

Asia Society Texas Center

Master biwa artist Akiko Sakurai presents this solo concert of narrative songs from Japan's medieval period. Delicate yet energetic, her performance captivates audiences with each note. Sak


Asia Society Texas Center Lecture: "Modi's India: Imagining a Global Power"

Asia Society Texas Center

In May 2014, the world's largest democracy elected Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The election of Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party signaled change and incited hopes


Asia Society Texas Center Authors and Asia: The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream

Asia Society Texas Center

Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn visits in support of his new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream. The book follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China's b


Asia Society Texas Center Creation Station: Storytelling and Textiles

Asia Society Texas Center

Storytelling traditions and the uses of textiles are varied throughout Asia. The focus for the first Creation Station of 2015 will be The Crane Wife, known as Tsuru no Ongaeshi in Japanese, which r


Asia Society Texas Center hosts "Sake and Sumi-e"

Asia Society Texas Center

Sake, the Japanese alcohol made from fermented rice, is popular around the world and has numerous styles. Often mistakenly referred to as rice wine, its production is similar to the brewing of beer


Party Time

Artsy friends and philanthropists turn out for elegant birthday party that's one to remember

By Joel Luks

The cake? An Italian cream monster so moist you could take a bath in it. The décor? Chic silver and black to complement the charming gent that the event celebrated. The crowd? A melange ...


Will Wok for Food

Young professionals Iron Chef-style throwdown answers question: Where's the beef?

By Joel Luks

We've seen chef Donald Chang cracking jokes and busting a move while cooking and entertaining guests. But the Nara restaurant owner was serious nom nom business as he and sous chef Jojo Ur ...


Asia Society Texas Center presents "Noh Unmasked"

Asia Society Texas Center

With an unbroken performance tradition of more than 600 years, Noh is one of the world's most enduring theater forms — a combination of powerful narrative, exquisite costumes, graceful da


Asia Society Texas Center Creation Station: Japanese Masks and New Year's Cards

Asia Society Texas Center

Create masks inspired by the Noh musical drama tradition in Japan. Noh masks are made from Japanese cypress and typically worn by the main actor during a performance. There is great variance in the


Authors and Asia: A Chinaman's Chance by Eric Liu

Asia Society Texas Center

In many ways, Chinese Americans today are exemplars of the American cream. However, this narrative obscures too much: The Chinese Americans still left behind, the erosion of the American cream itse


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