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A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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: Paulson And Rudd On Asia And The World Order

Asia Society | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

From Asia Society: The rise of China is profoundly altering the international system. In just three short decades, China has moved from an economi...

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 unconvention...

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, larg...

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.

A Rarely Seen Face of Iranian Art at Asia Society (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Iran Modern at the Asia Society from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo. Prior to the Revolution, many of the precepts of Western modern art (both figurative a...

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

First Major Modern Iranian Art Exhibition In U.S. To Launch In New York

Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts

In "Argo," we see a mob of angry Iranians storming the embassy during the 1979 revolution, and in "Reading Lolita in Tehran," the protagonist returns ...

Exploring Iran's Contemporary Art Scene

John Seed | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
John Seed

I have recently been in touch with Orkideh Daroodi, a native of Iran who returned home several years ago after attending high school and college in Ca...

Classical Fusions at the Asia Society: The Knights With Wu Man

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.

Asia Society's Young Leaders Build a Movement at Dhaka Summit

Tom Nagorski | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Tom Nagorski

One by one they came to the microphones, each with a remarkable story to share. They had gathered for a conference in Dhaka, and the proposition was basic: What moment or experience in their lives had most influenced their climb to leadership?

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

Tom Nagorski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Tom Nagorski

Where's China, you ask? They'll be fine -- the big slowdown won't come -- and every month will bring a new Xinhua image that shows that Xi Jinping really is a "man of the people."

WATCH: Guide To The 2012 Sikh International Film Festival

Tejinder S. Bindra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tejinder S. Bindra

What makes a Sikh film? Our annual film festival considers the film's point of view, subjects or background of the filmmaker.

A Quick Q & A on China With Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Ian Johnson

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I recently caught up with Ian Johnson, an old friend and sometimes co-author, and asked him some of the sorts of questions I thought he might get when he is part of an upcoming Asia Society panel on contemporary China.

Sufi Pop Rocks the Asia Society (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Arif Lohar brought his electrified Sufi music to the Asia Society and pretty much tore the place apart. Lohar wooed the audience, and the audience responded in spades.

Agent of Change of the Month -- Baby Veronica

Rachel P. Goldstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | Good News
Rachel P. Goldstein

Since Thursday, my life has once again shifted in colossal ways. That evening, eight months of planning came to fruition with the Agent of Change prod...

WATCH: Strange Breathing Sculpture

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

This kinetic sculpture by North Korean artist U-Ram Choe renders organic movements with inorganic elements, creating what the artist calls 'anima-mach...

Kia Makarechi

Anurag Kashyap's ''That Girl In Yellow Boots'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

When director Anurag Kashyap and actress Kalki Koechlin introduced "That GIrl in Yellow Boots" at its New York premiere at the Asia Society, Kashyap n...

Melissa Chiu's Diplomatic Coup Brings Buddhist/Pakistani Art To The Asia Society

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

The Asia Society is in the process of sharing Buddhist art from as seemingly unlikely a terrain as Pakistan, a country where Buddhism predated many other of the area's religions.