Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

A 'Nation of Wusses' vs. a Rising China?

Author and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Thomas Friedman appears on AsiaSociety.org on January 10 at 7:00 pm ET.
Lifestyle

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the US has "become a nation of wusses," and "the Chinese are kicking our butt in everything."

Asia21 Fellow: 'Let's Talk'

Lifestyle

Asia Society's 5th annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit took place last weekend at the InterContinental Hotel in Jakarta, and brought together over 150 young leaders from 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nara Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

Lifestyle

In celebration of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society conducted an exciting Flickr photo contest earlier this fall.

Vishakha Desai: 'The US Must Learn from Asia'

Hong Kong schoolgirls attend a job fair for graduating students. Hong Kong's school system ranked second in the new PISA survey. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

The rise of education in Asia is no accident, Asia Society President explains.

Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

Policy

A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.

Photo of the Day: Women and Children First, and Then...

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.
Lifestyle

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.

Why Did North Korea Do It?

Policy

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In Houston, A Building Rises, Along with Expectations

Yoshio Taniguchi, architect of the Asia Society Texas Center's new home, at the Center grounbreaking in Houston in May 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society Texas Center)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Texas Center's new home, currently under construction in Houston's Museum District, received a major publicity boost last week with the appearance of a long preview article in the Houston Chronicle.

Lightning Strikes for Japanese 'Zen Master'

Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his <i>Lightning Field</i> series with Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu in New York on Oct. 14, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Arts Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, a recent visitor to the Asia Society, is the subject of a long piece in today's New York Times, which refers to him as a "Zen master of film photography."

William R. Rhodes to G-20: 'Stop the Pontificating'

William Rhodes (R) with Jamie Metzl (L) in Seoul on November 9, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Policy Asia Society trustee and Task Force chair tells the G-20 that rhetoric isn't enough to address present challenges.