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Category: Current Affairs

Filmmaker Recounts Quest to Understand the 'Insanity' of the Nuclear Age

The Trillo nuclear power plant in Trillo, Spain. (Rodrigo Gómez Sanz/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Masako Sakata discusses her films depicting the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

#TBT: In 1971, High Schoolers Entranced by Indonesian Batik-making

High school students touring Asia Society's galleries in New York in 1971 absorb the art of Indonesian batik-making. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when high school students toured Asia Society's galleries in the early 70s.

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain.

Filmmaker: Documentary on Rape in India Was a 'Cry of My Conscience'

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses her documentary Daughters of Mother India. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses how she gained access to shoot her documentary Daughters of Mother India, and why a similar film on sexual violence against women was banned in the country.

Director Zhang Yimou: 'The Cultural Revolution is Still Off Limits' in China

Chinese director Zhang Yimou poses after a press conference on the film 'Coming Home' at the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in Busan, South Korea, on October 4, 2014. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

In an interview with ChinaFile, one of China's most preeminent film directors discusses censorship, Xi Jinping, and the possibility of working with Steven Spielberg.

#TBT: In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi Embraces Hillary Clinton

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) greets Aung San Suu Kyi before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Current AffairsPolicy

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Myanmar's democracy icon appeared in Washington to signal a major political shift.

Photos: Diwali, India's 'Festival of Lights'

Indian schoolgirls share a light moment as they play with sparklers at a function in Amritsar on October 16, 2009, on the eve of the Diwali festival. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

A look at the preparations and celebrations associated with the sacred Hindu holiday.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

Newly initiated
Current Affairs

Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.