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Asia House celebrates Lit Fest with Jukhee Kwon

The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival officially opens today, though there was a prequel last month when when Shin Kyung-sook and Krys Lee were in town for the London Book Fair. To mark the occasion, Asia House has commissioned an installation from Korean artist Jukhee Kwon. The installation will be in place for the … [Read More]

North Korea: Threat or Bluster? — at Asia House

On paper, this looks rather an odd talk to have at a literature festival: the controversial journalist John Sweeney who accompanied some LSE students on a tour to North Korea in 2013; and the China and North Korea specialist Paul French, who gave a very interesting talk on foreign investment in North Korean industry at … [Read More]

LBF event, 10 Apr 6:45pm: Separations, at Asia House

The fourth of six evening events during London Book Fair week, which unfortunately overlaps with a session with Kim Hyesoon at the Festival Hall. Separations 10 April, 18.45-20.00 Authors from Korea, Pakistan and Singapore discuss their work and the question: How does the partition of a country and divisions of families affect its society and … [Read More]

Beyond Taegŭm: an evening with Hyelim Kim at Asia House

Those of you who have missed out on some of Hyelim Kim’s performances earlier this year should make sure they catch this evening lecture performance at Asia House. Book online on the Asia House website. Lecture Concert with Hyelim Kim 17 Sep 2013, 18:45 £10 Non-Member £6 Asia House Friends £8 Concessions Performer, composer and … [Read More]

A Soldier’s Tale at Asia House

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, a new exhibition opens next week at Asia House: A Soldier’s Tale Exhibition – 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art, at Asia House 8 – 20 July 2013 10.00-18.00 Mon – Sat A Soldier’s Tale is an … [Read More]

Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space, at Asia House

HADA Contemporary has another collaboration with Asia House, finishing 11 August. Lee Kangwook: Invisible Space ASIA HOUSE 26 JULY – 11 AUGUST 2012 Asia House and Hada Contemporary are proud to present the first UK solo exhibition of Lee Kangwook, a South Korean artist well-known for his beautifully depicted infinite but finite ‘Invisible Spaces’. Lee … [Read More]

Chinese Health and Well-being Day at Asia House

A bit off-topic, but since LKL is proud, whenever we can, to publish articles on the subject of traditional Korean medicine, people may be interested in this session at Asia House next Saturday. I’m sure the Chinese do it just as well. Chinese Health and Well-being Day Saturday 14th July, 11:00- 16:00 Asia House In … [Read More]