Profile: the Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso. Falnama, the Book of Omens on show in Washington DC. Professor Munakata: Manga visits the British Museum. Chinese architectural models from Beijing in Munich. Contemporary art from Iran in New York. Samurai auction reviews. Taoism in Northern Laos. The Mughal treasury of the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Recent Asian painting acquisitions at the ROM, Toronto. Our annual book list 2009. Islamic Arts Diary. Calligrafitti at the Pacific Art Museum in California. Scholars’ Rocks at the Henry Moore Institute. Hong Kong auction reviews.