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Our first Stories of Things for this fall will be held on 14 October. We have three fascinating "things" that along with their owners are just bursting to tell their stories:

  • Tina Kanagaratnam is back with a coin that, while not Asian, over time has taken on a unique Asian identity.
  • For the very first time we will have a joint presentation. Vikki Green Greenwood and Austin Woener will bring their Hero typewriter and will tell how they came across it and how it sparked an interest in Chinese typewriters in general.
  • Architect and RAS membership guru Parul Rewal will come with an old piece of Chinese jade and relate the intriguing ancient custom related to it.

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 stories 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.


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