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Book Excerpt: 'Discontent and Its Civilizations' by Mohsin Hamid

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"The idea that we fall into civilizations, plural, is merely a politically convenient myth," writes Moshin Hamid in the title essay of his new collection. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 23.

Interview: Indonesian Troupe Uses Puppets to Remember a Difficult History

An image from the Papermoon Puppet Theatre's 'Mwathirika.' (Indra Wicaksono)

An Indonesian puppet theater uses an unconventional medium to portray a period of political turmoil. Appearing live at Asia Society New York on Monday, October 1.

Barack Obama Makes Cameo Appearance in Indonesian Puppet Show [Photos/Video]

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a cameo appearance in the Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on March 16, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

A certain American VIP with ties to Indonesia turned up in an epic Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on Friday. See what he had to say by clicking the headline.

Asia Society-Supported Group Kampung Halaman Receives White House Award

Photo by Steven Purcell

Kampung Halaman, an Indonesian non-profit organization that fosters the use of audiovisual media in community- and youth-centered projects, received an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in Washington, DC yesterday. Asia Society, in partnership with the Asian Cultural Council, was instrumental in bringing the group to U.S. government officials' attention.

Asia Society Celebrates 100 Years of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

L to R: Sameer, Sabir, Tahira Syed and Azhar Hussain at Asia Society New York on Oct. 1, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

"Have you ever paid attention to Faiz's prose? Faiz's prose is very polished and has a lot of depth."

So began legendary Pakistani actor Zia Mohyeddin this past Saturday at a centennial celebration honoring eminent Pakistani poet and intellectual Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) at Asia Society New York.

Asia Society's Rachel Cooper Honored at Manhattan Iftar Dinner

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted the Iftar Dinner which recognized Asia Society's Rachel Cooper on August 9, 2011.

Asia Society Director for Performing Arts and Cultural Programs, Rachel Cooper was honored with an award yesterday at the Fourth Annual Iftar Dinner, a celebration of Ramadan that brings together leading members of New York's Muslim community.

New Music Video: Indonesian Hip Hop in NYC


In May, Asia Society brought the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation — the foremost hip hop group in Indonesia — to New York to perform their unique blend of ultra-modern hip hop beats and protest lyrics, mixed with traditional Javanese spells, wishes and poetry.

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society


One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)

If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue. 

'Colbert Report' Guest Reza Aslan Coming to Asia Society

Best-selling author of <i>No God but God</i> Reza Aslan will be at Asia Society on Nov. 18, 2010. (

The versatile writer and editor tours behind his major new compilation of writing from the Islamic world.