Asian art and culture
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Kimono
Kimono's social history represents a unique cultural exchange between Japan and Europe
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Anna May Wong
Challenging the stereotypes of Hollywood
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Chinese New Year
Learn about all about Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.
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Marco Polo – the man who brought China to Europe
It was Marco Polo’s book of his travels that introduced Europeans to China and Central Asia.
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Life of a geisha
A Geisha is a Japanese entertainer skilled in traditional Japanese art. The term Geisha is even a combination of the words for art and person.
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Japanese netsuke
Netsuke are small sculptural objects worn by men in Japan since the 17th century
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Sounds of Asia and Madagascar
Sounds of the 1931 French colonial exhibition, with music from Bali, India, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Madagascar
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Voyage to the Great Unknown Southern Continent
Today we are honouring one of the bravest explorers and sailors in history: Abel Tasman, the Dutch man who was the captain of the first reported European expedition to reach the island of Tasmania, 40 kilometres south of the Australian continent, on 24 N…
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