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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: My Films Aim to 'Spark Difficult Conversations'

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy tackles honor killings in Pakistan in her newest short subject film. (SOC Films)
Current Affairs

The renowned documentary filmmaker says her work aims to bring the world's marginalized communities in front of the international public.

Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.

#TBT: In 2014, DJ Spooky Meets Kevin Rudd

Incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd (R), former Prime Minister of Australia, and DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, share a light moment in September 2014 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A chance meeting at the 2014 opening of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot."

#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

#TBT: In 2001, 'Floating Box' Explores the Stories of Chinatown

A scene from 'Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown' in 2001. (Jack Vartoogian)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a 2001 chamber opera depicting a Chinese immigrant family in America. 

David Bowie's Enduring Fascination With Japan

David Bowie is photographed on May 11, 1983 at a press conference presenting the Japanese movie 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' in Cannes, France. (Ralph Gatti/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The British musician, who died on Sunday, was notable for his enthusiasm for the Asian country's culture.

#TBT: In 2007, 'Kinsmen' Redefine Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath perform at Asia Society in New York in November 2007. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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 saxophonists of different backgrounds pulled together elements of Indian Carnatic music and American jazz.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.
Arts

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.