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Stories of Things is pleased to present three exciting presenters and their unique "Things" for Friday the 26th of March from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.:

  • Patty Lian's father's old metal lunch box has elicited memories of growing up in the 1980s in the first generation of One Child Policy China. Patty will bring the box and share those reminiscences with us.
  • Duke Kunshan University professor and expert on Daoism, Dr.James Miller, will bring a bottle of Kiwi liquor from the Daoist temples of Qingcheng Mountain near Chengdu. He will talk about the complex relationship between Daoism and liquor over the centuries. Yes, there will be a tasting!
  • RAS Fellow Betty Barr and husband George Wang will bring their fancy official marriage certificates (they have one each!) and talk about their story which spans most of 20th Century and now 21st Century Shanghai.

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.

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    RMB 100

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