Worldwide Locations

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Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

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. 

CNN's Peter Bergen: Is There an Al-Qaeda After Osama?

Peter Bergen speaking on CNN about Osama bin Laden's death on May 2, 2011 (video below).

With Osama bin Laden now dead, what's next for counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan? And what do the circumstances of bin Laden's death mean for U.S.–Pakistan relations?

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
Arts

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. 

Singapore Home Cooking, From One Who Knows

Cheryl Tan speaking at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington on April 2, 2011.
Lifestyle

A prodigal daughter delves into the origins of Roti John, "gambling rice," and other culinary treats. 

George Packer Chosen to Write Bio of Richard Holbrooke

Former Asia Society Chairman Richard Holbrooke, shown here at a press conference in Brussels in October 2010. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Packer's book on Richard Holbrooke will also be a history of American foreign policy over the past 50 years.