FROM DICE TO GO: ASIAN GAMES THROUGH THE AGES
at Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
Saturday, October 16 • 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Coinciding with the exhibition Asian Games: The Art of Contest this multidisciplinary symposium examines the importance of games and sport in Asian societies and their global impact, past and present. Speakers and topics include Irving L. Finkel, The British Museum and cocurator of the exhibition Asian Games, speaking on “Asian Games in the Western Imagination;” Colin Mackenzie, Middlebury College and cocurator of Asian Games, speaking on “Liubo and Divination in China;” David Parlett, inventor/author, speaking on “Invention and Evolution: The Natural History of Games,” Ulrich Schaedler, Musee Suisse de Jeu/Swiss Museum of Games, speaking on "Medieval Games Between Gambling and Science;” Emma Levine, journalist, speaking on “A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat: In Search of the Ancient Games of Asia;" and Feng Yun, go master, with David Saunders, amateur go player, in a lecture demonstration “Origins and Strategies of Go.”
Tickets: $20 students; $30 members; $45 nonmembers
For a complete agenda and information contact the Asia Society Box Office: (212) 517-ASIA or visit the web address given below.
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