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Authors on Asia: On Sunday, April 28, award-winning historian and journalist William Dalrymple will speak on his masterful account of the infamous First Anglo-Afghan War in his book Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42, drawing striking similarities between the West’s first disastrous entanglement with Afghanistan and the situation today. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India—including a series of previously untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies—the author gives us the most immediate and comprehensive account yet of the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVPs strongly suggested to the Museum Store at 626-449-2742 x 20.
Looking ahead: Limited spaces are still available in our Chinese Flower Arranging five-week class with master Rosa Zee beginning Friday, May 3. Students should supply own garden scissors, all other materials provided. Series is $125 for members, $150 for non-members. Advance registration required, visit the Pacific Asia Museum front desk or call 626-449-2742 x 31.
Our ongoing classes also continue, including Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Hawaiian music, tai chi and yoga.