Authors on Asia is Pacific Asia Museum popular series that gives visitors a chance to interact with authors of both current fiction and non-fiction publications that feature Asian and Asian-American topics. All programs are incuded with museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Books always available for purchase and signing.
Illustrated Talk with Dr. Deepak Shimkhada and Dr. Katherine Anne Harper
The program is presented in conjunction with a book-signing of the new book on the arts of Nepal, Nepal: Nostalgia and Modernity, edited by Dr. Shimkhada, and to which both speakers contributed essays. The book combines evocative visuals with insightful essays by various scholars to show how Nepal's changing artistic and cultural aspects- painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, drama and religion draw from a profound connection to the past.
Dr. Shimkhada is an Adjunct Professor, Claremont Graduate University and founding president of the Foundation for Indic Philosophy and Culture at Claremont Graduate University. He is currently a visiting professor at California State University in Northridge. His publications include numerous journal papers and three edited books. He is active in academic as well as local communities. He is the founding president of the Foundation for Indic Philosophy and Culture, President of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast and vice president of South Asian Studies Association.
Dr. Katherine Anne Harper, is a Professor of art history at Loyola Marymount University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in the Art History of South Asia. Her field of expertise also includes Islamic and East Asian Art History. The recipient of several prestigious awards, she travels widely to photograph monuments and conduct on-site research.
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