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Upcoming TAASA Events

Batik Textiles: The Artifacts of Indonesia's Sociocultural Evolution

Tue, Mar 9, 2021
Online

Come on an historical time train to unravel the social and cultural evolution depicted in Indonesian batik textiles throughout history.

Asian Classics Through Art

Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Online

A series of 5 monthly lectures online exploring art related to classic Asian epics from Japan, Java, India and Persia

A Dish Best Served Cold: the Akō Incident and the Forty-seven Rōnin

Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Online

For over 300 years the story of the forty-seven rōnin has been retold endlessly on the stage, in print and on the large and small screens, transforming it from a national legend of Japan to an international phenomenon

Panji Stories in Southeast Asia

Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Online

This lecture will describe the spread of these stories from Java as far as Myanmar and Cambodia, using illustrations from a range of artistic traditions, including the Javanese wayang beber scrolls, Balinese classical art, Thai temple murals and Burmese illustrated manuscripts.

The Tale of Genji

Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Online

This Japanese classic from the 11th century has been a constant source of inspiration for artists of different schools, all seeking to convey the emotional intensity of the inter-personal relations they describe.

Sacred Love: The Gitgovinda of Jayadeva

Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Online

The 12th century Indian Gitagovinda (Song to God) is an extended poem celebrating the love between Radha and Krishna