July 3, 2019

The history of Buddhism, its philosophies and regional developments takes place against the backdrop of a world connected by maritime and inland trade. The spread of Buddhism is attested to in textual...

July 2, 2019

A book launch of “Wesley Tongson – The Journey” will be held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Admiralty from 6:30 - 8:15pm on the 9 July, 2019. 

Hong Kong-born Wesley Tongson (1957-2012) began p...

October 10, 2018

“Let us turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland" declares one of the 310 official patriotic slogans issued in 2015 year on behalf of the leader.

In 2015, Guardian journalist and pho...

October 9, 2018

As part of Hong Kong University's Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar, Dr Anna Grasskamp will present research on "Chinese" shells which were exchanged across the world via maritime networks.


October 8, 2018

Ann Shaftel first discovered the art form of the thangka on a school visit to the museum. For nearly five decades, Ms. Shaftel has worked in the conservation of Buddhist diaspora art in monasteries an...

September 29, 2017

In the field of Chinese art where dealing & collecting has historically - and is still - largely conducted by men, what does it mean to be a woman in the Chinese art world today? Does gender play into...

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