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How to Serve Contemporary Chinese Art Outside of China

MutualArt | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Ji Wenyu, Tires of the Old and Finds Joy in the New Increase Domestic Demand, 2010, oil on canvas, 162 x 130cm. Courtesy of ShanghART, Singapore. Cont...

Around the World in 30 Days - March 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report From Education Fast Forward's 17th debate in partnership with UNESCO at Mobile Learning Week in Paris, to our...

The Global Search for Education: Learning to Live Together

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"It's important for schools to begin by setting a tone that values and leverages diversity as an asset, across all aspects of teaching and learning. ...

Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.23.2017 | Arts
Kim Dramer

Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan at Asia Society Museum, is a small exhibition presenting big changes in the art of Japan.

The China Collectors: A Tale of Art, Passion & Politics

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.08.2017 | Books
Kim Dramer

Meyer and Brysac do a masterful job of contextualizing the frenzied collecting of Chinese art by Americans into the political, historical and social landscapes of the times. Like a story by Edith Wharton, it's a tale of intrigue, manners and colorful personalities.

Reflections on COP 21: The Paris Agreement

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Part I: InSpired about Our Future...and Our Children's Future Twilight on the Winter Solstice, the sun emit such a rich magnetic glow across our ma...

Heritage in the Headlines During UNGA Meetings

Deborah Lehr | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Deborah Lehr

It was a headline week for the protection of cultural heritage. When leaders from more than 160 countries gathered in New York City last week, a main topic of discussion for the attending heads of state was how to combat the growing strength of violent extremist groups in the Middle East.

Korean American Artist Nam June Paik Inspires Elementary School Students

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

They filed in, one by one, a long line of fourth- and fifth-grade students, quiet and well-behaved until they crossed the threshold of the Asia Society gallery. And then, one by one, they gasped, cried out, and-- in the case of one young boy-- jumped and nearly fell on landing.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Tom Nagorski

Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy.

Around the World in 30 Days - March 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in E...

The Global Search for Education: Being Global - A Global Competence Certificate

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

If we want to transform the K-12 education system to meet the needs and challenges of 21st-century citizenship and leadership, we need to ensure global learning is available for all.

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

The staff members gathered in the museum gallery as the moment came for their loved one to be carried downstairs. The deputy director and other museum staff were crying.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Meet Nam June Paik: The Father Of Video Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts

"I think the Internet is very exciting, because you can collaborate with other people all over the world," Nam June Paik said in an interview in the y...

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Hank Paulson On Engaging A Rising China

Asia Society | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

From Asia Society: How did China become a global economic heavyweight so quickly? How is business conducted there? What are the best ways for West...

Asia Society Offers a Space to Slow Down and Reflect

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,' has allowed its curators to foray into unconventional ...

Watch: Henry Kissinger On Cooperation And Power In U.S.-Asia Relations

Asia Society | Joshua Rosenfield | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

Originally posted to asiasociety.org. NEW YORK — Although the use of force is “not excluded” from relations among Asian countries, large co...

WATCH LIVE: Asia Society Policy Institute Launch

Asia Society | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

To watch a livestream of the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch ceremony, held in New York City at 9:15 a.m. on April 8th, click here. ...

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Tech Companies Splurge On Investment In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.03.2014 | World

Chinese tech companies have splurged on major acquisitions of U.S. high tech firms in the first quarter of 2014, spending big bucks in pursuit of the ...

The WorldPost: A Platform For Global Conversation

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

The WorldPost is a product of the idea that the most foundational challenges of our era, from the perils of climate change to the epidemic of youth unemployment, can neither be understood nor addressed through the traditional frame of the nation state, but require collective efforts spanning geography and cultures.

Hafez Meets ZZ Top at Asia Society (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The press release I received referred to Mosehn Namjoo as "the Iranian Bob Dylan." Part of me reacted with "huh?" but after a bit of consideration, I read on, and decided to check him out.

Navy Blue Vision Coming Into Fruition

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, spoke eloquently in support of developing a land of tolerance in many countries. I imagined President Rouhani one day join him, recreating the land of tolerance Iran once was.