Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Asia Society Presents Rare Opportunity to See Chinese Opera, Onstage and Online

Members of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe perform 'The Monkey King: Journey to the West.'
Arts

A venerable Chinese theatrical tradition comes to New York this weekend for three special performances.

Photos: Streets of Nepal

A man sits with his radio at a home for the elderly on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Garry Waller)
Multimedia

Photographer Garry Waller captured everyday life in the streets of Nepal on a recent trip.

Interview: Artist Chitra Ganesh Evokes 'Ghost Effect' of Silent Cinema [Images]

Chitra Ganesh, 'Gopa in the Garden, Prem Sanyas' (2012), charcoal on paper, 141 x 191.8 cm.
Arts

Acclaimed Indian American artist reanimates some of cinema's first female icons in her new works on paper.

Video: Asia Society Audience Gets to Know Sun Yat-Sen — the Life and the Opera

Soprano Fang Tao Jiang on stage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2012.
Arts

Concert excerpts from a major contemporary opera draw a favorable response from a public radio "Operavore" and an Asia Society audience.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
Arts

Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Photo of the Day: Curbside Crowd, Yunnan Province

Multimedia

They look as if they've seen it all: Roadside scene in Yunnan province, China, on February 16, 2012. (tongxuemenandwomen/Flickr)

How You Can Watch Asia Society's Sold-Out Arif Lohar Concert for Free

Arif Lohar.
Arts

A flurry of media coverage appears in the buildup to Arif Lohar's two-night stand at Asia Society New York. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Sat., 4/28.

Interview: 'Tina's Mouth' Author Has Graphic, Novel Take on Indian American Life

Budding existentialist Tina Malhotra is the heroine of 'Tina's Mouth.'
Arts

With the publication of Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary, Indian Americans now have a graphic novel heroine to call their own.

Ahmed Rashid: Afghan Taliban Don't See India as Their Enemy

Policy

A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States.

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Move Nimbly, Be Open, Fail Gracefully [Interview/Video]

Vijay Vaitheeswaran at Asia Society New York on March 12, 2012.
Business

The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran offers his bracing prescriptions for what makes innovation in the 21st century.