Profile: the Indian contemporary artist A. Balasubramaniam. Early Buddhist Manuscripts at the Met, NY. The Mingei Spirit of Japan and Soetsu Yanagi at Musee Quai Branly in Paris. Islamic Arts Diary. Our annual guide to Asian Art in London, including London exhibitions and gallery shows. Golden Dragon, White Eagle: Imperial Treasures from the Chinese Court and Saxon-Polish Court in the 18th century, on show in Dresden, Germany. Picture Paradise, early photographs of the Asia-Pacific region, on show at The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Exhibitions: Picturesque Views, early Indian photography in Zurich; Traces of the Calligrapher; Asia Society, New York; Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam, contemporary art, on show at the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Masriadi: Black is My Last Weapon, on show at Singapore Art Museum; Naga: a Forgotten Mountain Region on show in Basel, Switzerland; Images of Devotion, miniature Buddhist paintings from Mongolia at the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, UK. Fairs: HK International Art and Antiques Fair; Art Singapore; Olympia Winter Fair, London. Gallery shows: Bronzes of Vietnam, Paris; Wei Ligang and Lo Ch'ing, New York; and Tadanori Yokoo, New York.