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Upcoming TAASA Events

'My Favourite Book on Asian Art' - Presentations by Five TAASA Members

Tue, May 24, 2022
National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

Come and enjoy wine, food and presentations on books about Chinese ceramics and paintings, Japanese art, and textiles of Indonesia and India.

Same but DifferentChanging hybrid fashions in 19th- and early 20th-century Singapore

Mon, Jun 6, 2022
Online via Zoom

Singapore became a melting pot of people, goods and ideas, once it was founded as a colonial settlement in 1819. With no single cultural arbiter, and away from motherlands, its residents began to dress and shop as they pleased, sourcing from an array of available global goods.

From printed page to porcelain and beyond: Eurasian fashion and the decorative arts 1500-1800

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Online via Zoom

This lecture will examine a series of artifacts that were fashions themselves: from Chinese export ceramics depicting fashions and fashionability, to reverse-painted portrait mirrors made for European traders. 

Women’s Socio-political Negotiation via Dress in Postwar Taiwan

Mon, Sep 5, 2022
Online via Zoom

This presentation examines the interrelations between Taiwanese women´s bodies, dress, sociocultural position, and agency in the post-war era.