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October 2015

Cover news: Palace Museum in Beijing Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Profile: Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Lipi. The Silk Road, two thousand years of luxury travel, in Washington DC. French painters in Indochina in the 20th century. Ma Dasheng and Qu Leilei, members of the former Starts group, works are on show at the British Museum. The reopening of the Japanese Galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Bali 1928: music and dance revived. Our annual guide to Asian Art in London, gallery shows, exhibitions, events and auctions. Fairs in London and Hong Kong. Asia in Amsterdam: Exotic Luxury in the Golden Age and Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices on show in Perth, Australia. Photographs of the first Japanese Mission to the US, in Moscow.  Listings. Islamic Arts Diary.

BALI 1928
BALI 1928, a project started by Arbiter of Cultural Traditions in New York to reissue the 1928 Odeon and Beka recordings, has been led by ethnomusicologist Edward Herbst for the past 12 years. The ori...
Ma Desheng & Qu Leilei at the British Museum
THE BRITISH MUSEUM is an encyclopaedic museum dedicated to human history and culture and is known for exhibiting artefacts from ancient cultures. It is perhaps less well known that the museum also dis...
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: New Japan Galleries
IN HIS ESSAY In Praise of Shadows, Jun’ichiro Tanizaki considers the shifts in Japanese culture in the 20th century, noting with displeasure the influence of Western ideas and practices on ...
The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years of Luxury Travel
THAT FABLED HIGHWAY, the Silk Road, crossed some of the most inhospitable territory on earth for at least 2,000 years. From China’s bleak northwestern borders, the oldest and most historically i...
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