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When:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Instructor:
Lawrence Butler

The Straits of Malacca, a narrow passage between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore that links the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, has been one of the world's great trade routes from prehistory through the present day. In this illustrated talk, Lawrence Butler will highlight the medieval and early modern periods when the worlds of Islam and the Chinese diaspora met and mixed all along this strategic waterway. He will consider ancient sculptures and recent shipwreck archeology to understand the trade in luxury goods between Tang China, medieval India, and Abbasid Islam. Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim admiral, led his great treasure fleets...

When:
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Instructor:
N/A

Books on Asian Art, History, Literature, Culture, Travel, Cooking

When:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Instructor:
Natasha Reichle

Simultaneously very intimate and highly public, textiles play important roles in people’s lives from birth to death. In Southeast Asia, clothing can indicate age, gender, marital status, wealth, or membership in an ethnic or social group. This talk, based on the upcoming exhibition of textiles from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, will delve into these and other questions of ethnicity, women as artistic innovators, and the rich diversity and complexity of dyes, styles and patterns developed by women across Southeast Asia. ...

When:
Sunday, December 5, 2021

 

After a hiatus of 2 years, SAA members are once again invited to attend our Annual Holiday Party, generously hosted by Jerry Janssen and Russ Young at their well-known gallery, Orientations, now in its new location in San Francisco. Parking is available in nearby Union Square parking garages or on the street.

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