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Hot, sweet and fresh: the spicy dried persimmon and cucumber dish was one of our guest's favorites at the temple style dinner with Jeong Kwan. We asked her for the recipe – so if you can get hold of the ingredients you are in for a treat!
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The buddhist nun and chef Jeong Kwan spent some busy days in Switzerland. In a small mountainous village she met the young chef Rebecca Clopath. On 1600 m altitude they talked about soy sauce, their mothers, and menu planning.
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Historian Peter Frankopan has written a brillant follow up to his bestseller «The Silk Roads». In the three years since its release the world has changed at an enormous pace. We asked him how the BRI plays into these recent developments.
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Whoever has been to Seoul before knows how hectic South Korea can be. Our week with Jeong Kwan, Korean Buddhist nun and cook, showed us a different side of her home country.
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2019 started for Asia Society Switzerland with a highlight. On January 19, Korean Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan introduced her temple cuisine to excited guests at Restaurant Bellavista in Zurich.
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On December 3, we hosted an event with Kai Strittmatter, author and longtime correspondent for the German newspaper Sueddeutsche and the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger in China. In a conversation with Uli Sigg, Board Member of Asia Society Switzerland, the two China experts shared their experiences while assessing China's most recent developments. Behind the scenes, Kai talked with us about what it means to be a foreign journalist in China, China's increased fortification process against Western influence and the tight state surveillance.
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After three years, over 60 events, and a lot of lessons learnt, we look back at what we have achieved so far. Take a look at our local and global history, our programs, and our community.
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On December 3 2018, at last event of the year of Asia Society Switzerland, 150 people rushed into the chapel of the Helferei in Zurich’s old town. They came to see Uli Sigg,the world’s foremost collector of contemporary Chinese art and Kai Strittmatter, journalist and foreign correspondent to China.
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Once more we have asked our members, this year's speakers as well as our colleagues all over the world what they have been reading lately. Here is our list of book recommendations, a selection for the travelling the world through windows of time and space – page by page.
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For years, the Sinica podcast has been a great resource for anyone interested in China – be it its history, politics, economics or culture. Co-hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, the podcast features hour-long conversations with different guests every week. Recently, Sinica has also been launching a series of other China-related podcasts in its network. On occasion of the live taping of an episode of Sinica in Zurich, we spoke to host Kaiser Kuo.

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