This spring, Pacific Asia Museum presents a series of Authors on Asia programs featuring books on education, cuisine and photography. One of the longest-running program series at Pacific Asia Museum, Authors on Asia talks offer visitors the chance to interact directly with the leading fiction and nonfiction authors working with Asian topics and themes today. Programs are all included with museum admission, and include the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the afternoon's featured book.
Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.
Authors on Asia: Nancy Pine
Nancy Pine will discuss and sign Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don't Learn) in China and America. In her groundbreaking book, education expert Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts have left youth in the U.S. and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP(626) 449-2742, ext. 20.
Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.
Authors on Asia and Cooking Demonstration: Farzad Sahibzada
Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, chef and cooking instructor Farhana Sahibzada will demonstrate recipes from her new cookbook Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking. Light food samplings included. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The program will be held in the museum courtyard. RSVP (626) 449-2742, ext. 20.
Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Authors on Asia: Dennis George Crow
Dennis George Crow will discuss and show images from his new book, Old Shanghai's Bund: Rare images from the 19th century. Presented as a collection for the first time, these rare and early photographs of Shanghai's most famous waterfront offer a unique glimpse into how a small treaty port turned into the city's most recognized landmark. Dennis George Crow is a leading specialist in historic China and Asian photography. Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP (626) 449-2742, ext. 20.
About Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum's mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.
Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742.