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At our next Stories of Things on Thursday 25 April, we will be enlightened by three RAS members bringing "things" that have fascinating stories to tell. Emmy Schoorl, a specialist on the western regions of China, will bring along a bag of horse tales. Bill Johnston, a new member from Canada, has a piece of Chinese pottery that has passed through many hands in various parts of the world and now returns home to China. John Van Fleet, who is an expert on Japan, will be accompanied by Godzilla. This is not an evening to miss. 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 an 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.