Special Event

Location provided on confirmation of RSVP

Stories of things

We will convene our last Stories of Things before the summer break on June 5. Three stories will be told:

  • Karolina Pawlik is back to talk about another breach in the wall she found with a friend on one of her insatiable forays into the heart of old Shanghai.
  • Linda Johnson has a plastic cabbage from the 1980s that has been a window for her into history and has added to her rich understanding of China.
  • Finally, artist Monika Lin will bring a figurine that relates stories of her paternal family’s departure from China and her eventual return.

We are greatly looking forward to this evening, and we very much hope you can attend!

If you have an object that has a story to tell at a future session, please contact us. Even if you do not have a “thing” to share, no problem. We welcome all those who have an interest in Stories of Things, their own or others.

In this group, RAS members can share one object that they are passionate about and relate what stories their object has told them about Asia. Even the most modest and inexpensive of things can have rich things to tell us. The purpose is to share and learn. Don’t worry if you are not a scholarly expert. This is about your particular relationship with a collected object and thus you are the only expert. The creation of a kind of “intimacy” of sharing among friends is key as well in this process.

Due to limited seating, all guests must R.S.V.P. ahead of the event. Priority will go to RAS members. Non-members will be contacted the day before the event if there is space.

RSVP: bookings@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION & RENEWALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT.