Around the World: Building a Better Spice Trade, 'No Man's Land' Virtual Film Screening, and More
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Asian Restaurant Month
Houston's Asian Chamber of Commerce has spent the month of June highlighting the cuisine from across cultures and throughout the city of Houston. Browse through their website for over 100 options of where to go to support Asian-owned culinary businesses in town, and create your own self-guided food tour map!
Asian Restaurant Month began on Memorial Day and runs through July 4.
At the Table: Building a Better Spice Trade with Sana Javeri Kadri
Join this virtual event with the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to learn about the history of the international spice trade and mix up your own chai with Sana Javery Kadri. The third-generation Mumbai native started her company Diaspora Co. to help create a more equitable spice trade, and will share her experiences partnering with farmers to sustainably bring the best spices from small Indian farms to kitchens across the world.
The event takes place Thursday, July 1, 8:30–9:30 Central. Tickets are $10.
Asia Society at the Movies: No Man's Land
Join Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California for a screening as part of their series Asia Society at the Movies, showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. As part of a Ning Hao retrospective, No Man's Land (2013) is a neo-western thriller that follows a young lawyer, Pan Xiao, from the city as he travels to the Gobi desert and embarks on a series of misadventures.
The film is available for virtual screening starting July 2 at 4 p.m. Central through July 5 at 4 p.m. Central, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started.
New York Public Library's Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Reading List
Refresh your summer reading list with New York Public Library's collection that speaks to a range of experiences across Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, assembled for adults, teens, and kids and sortable by genre. And while only New York residents can check out e-books through these links, you can find many of these titles at Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, or local bookstores.
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About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.