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Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

New York Times Lauds Asia Society's Ai Weiwei Exhibition

Ai Weiwei, <i>Mirror</i>, 1987.
Arts

On the eve of its final weeks, Asia Society Museum's exhibition Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 enjoys a major publicity boost today with a lengthy review in the New York Times, which calls it "a wrap-around installation that puts you in the middle of the social and political action."

NY Times Describes 'Intense' Obstacles in Path of Asia Society's Gandhara Exhibition

Screen capture of the <em>New York Times</em> article on Asia Society's Gandhara exhibition on July 27, 2011.
Arts

The New York Times devotes major coverage to Asia Society Museum's upcoming exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara today, in a piece with enough international intrigue and behind-the-scenes maneuvering to fill a thriller novel.

Hillary Clinton to Asia: Debt Ceiling Debate 'Intense,' But Don't Worry

US Sec. of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech at the American Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong on July 25, 2011. Clinton told Asian business leaders she was confident US lawmakers would reach a deal to avert a debt default. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In Hong Kong yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly addressed several major economic issues, chief among them the ongoing fracas in Washington over raising the U.S. debt ceiling before an August 2 deadline.

In a speech co-organized by several local branches of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Asia Society Hong Kong, Clinton conceded that "the political wrangling in Washington is intense right now."

Maziar Bahari: Iran's Rulers Possibly 'Genocidal, Not Suicidal'

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, detained by Iranian authorities for 118 days in 2009, at Asia Society New York on June 7, 2011. (Video below.)
Policy

The Iranian-Canadian journalist, jailed by Iran's rulers in 2009, offers a nuanced view of the controversial nuclear program.

Simon Tay: Does Asia Need the IMF?

Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay speaking in Hong Kong in fall 2010. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)
Business

If the IMF refuses to recognizes Asia's place in a changing world, says Simon Tay, then Asians shouldn't hesitate to look for alternatives. 

Shaolin Martial Artists Dazzle Asia Society with Acrobatic Display

A disciple from the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters on the Asia Society stage in New York on May 23, 2011. (Slideshow and video below.)
Arts

For one night in New York, a legendary martial arts discipline takes center stage. 

Their Kung Fu Is Good: Shaolin Monks at the Asia Society!

Do not pick a fight with these men: Monks from the Shaolin Temple, appearing at Asia Society New York on May 23, 2011. (Courtesy Shaolin Temple)
Arts

Legendary martial arts master put their discipline in context on the Asia Society stage. 

Cross-Cultural Hybrid 'Angel in the Slums' Lands on Asia Society Stage

Scene from <i>Angel in the Slums</i>, playing at Asia Society New York on Saturday, May 21. (Courtesy the artists)
Arts

A cross-cultural theatrical hybrid depicts the situation of Chinese immigrants living and working in industrial Italy. 

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

Arts

One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Faiysal AliKhan: Relief, Shock Mark Pakistani Reaction to Bin Laden News

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan speaking from Islamabad via Skype on May 6, 2011 (video below).
Policy

An Asia Society Fellow in Islamabad describes reactions on the ground in Pakistan to Osama bin Laden's death.