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Stories of Things is pleased to announce our next session, Tuesday, November 30th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with two expert presenters with stories ranging from the Paleolithic era to the Cultural Revolution.


Dr. Scott MacEachern, Vice-Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University and Professor of Archeology and Anthropology will present a Paleolithic stone axe, the earliest of recognizable manmade tools, and how it appeared in China.


Dr. Emily Williams, Assistant Professor of China Studies at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and avid collector of Maoist relics, will discuss an anti-imperialist paper cut with a unique backstory.



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 an 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 and Friends. Non-members will be contacted the day before the event if there is space.

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