This year-long event in Finland attracted 135,000 spectators and resulted in a series of 20 radio programmes on Asian subjects with an estimated 2 million listeners.
Consisting of exhibitions, performances, lectures, and film screenings, The Year of Asian Cultures was implemented in co-operation with a curatorial team designated by the Ministry of Education of Finland. It offered its mainly European visitors an insight into the diverse cultures of Asia. The events were distributed around the whole country, with main events taking place in and around Helsinki and Tampere.
LIST OF EVENTS
Asian Film Festival
Exhibition Of Asian Shadow Puppets
Puppet Theatre For Children
Dances From The Shores Of Indian Ocean
Exhibition On Continuity And Change Of Southeast Asian Textiles
Chamber Music Series: Traditional Chamber Music From Asia
Outdoor Exhibition Of Asian Poetry
Series Of Radio Programmes By The Finnish Broadcasting Company
Series Of Lectures And Small Exhibitions On Asian Literature
Japanese Contemporary Dance Performance At Festival Of Contemporary Asian Dance
Chinese Kunqu Opera Performance