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How Tiananmen Sparked Desire For 'Spiritual Revolution' in China

Christian churchgoers attend a service in China. (Allen Li/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson and Ian Buruma discuss two pivotal events that caused many Chinese to look away from the state and toward religion.

Time Lapse: Watch Eko Nugroho Paint His Epic Street-Inspired Mural

Eko Nugroho paints a mural at Asia Society Museum in New York. (Salvador Pantoja/Asia Society)
Arts

The acclaimed Indonesian artist makes the wall "a victim" of his painting.

Lost at Sea: Four Famous Shipwrecks Waiting To Be Discovered

Changsha ewers artifacts trapped in a coral concretion on the top of the wreck mound. Items from the Belitung shipwreck can be seen at Asia Society Museum's 'Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia' exhibition. (Michael Flecker)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"Today, dozens of historically significant ships that sit in the vast depths around the world preserve rich tales of history."

NYT Correspondent: Substantive Political Change in China Unlikely Anytime Soon

Edward Wong speaks at Asia Society in New York on February 28, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ed Wong discussed the country's "adaptive authoritarianism" in an event at Asia Society.

Former Taiwan President: Student Exchanges Could Be Key to Peace With China

Ma Ying-jeou (L) speaks with Jerome Cohen at Asia Society in New York on March 1, 2017. (Sasha Schell)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ma Ying-jeou says young people from mainland China and Taiwan should "get to know each other."

The 'Narrowing Nexus' Between Think Tanks and Journalists

Think tanks and journalists are increasingly adopting one-another's approaches. (Elvin/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Think tank leaders discuss how to remain relevant amid shifting dynamics in politics, media, and philanthropy. 

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

Video: Rez Abbasi's Global Music Steeped in Jazz

Rez Abbasi's 'Invocation' explores the musical traditions of South Asia through the lens of contemporary jazz.

How Asia Society's Establishment Was a 'Bet on the Future'

From left: Robert Oxnam, Ronnie Chan, Josette Sheeran, Nicholas Platt, and Kevin Rudd discuss Asia Society on its 60th anniversary. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

At a gathering celebrating the organization's 60th anniversary, former Asia Society President Robert Oxnam explained why John D. Rockefeller's vision was far from assured.

Four Southeast Asian Writers Talk Language, Identity, and Culture

Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedon, Alfin Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang, and Harold Augenbraum participate in a discussion following a reading. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.