Bringing the World Home: Global Lens Film Series
Set in rural Vietnam during the French occupation, Nguyen-V?L Nghiem-Minh's coming-of-age tale follows a teenage boy who makes a harrowing journey with his family's two water buffalo.
Kambozia Partovi. Iran. 2005. 105 min. 35 mm.
A young widowed mother takes a defiant stand and runs her late husband's restaurant against the threat of men in her community to shut down the business. Co-presented with Global Film Initiative (GFI).
Ten years after giving up her child for adoption, a young woman befriends a fiercely affectionate boy who protects her from community criticism in Li Yun's film.
Mandarin with English subtitles
NYC's hottest happy hour! Asia Circle, the Society's young patrons group, hosts a cocktail evening. Reunite with friends, network with members, and find out why you should join Asia Circle. Complimentary Museum exhibition tours at 7:00 and 7:30 pm.
A Luncheon Presentation by ANDREW SHENG, Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission and Adjunct Professor, Tsinghua University
Two ongoing crises are ravaging Asia - one is financial and the other is climate change.
Join us in honoring the winner of the first annual Bernard Schwartz book award, a prize given to recognize excellence in nonfiction writing on Asia or U.S.-Asia relations. Duncan McCargo is one of the world's leading scholars on Thailand.
Children of the Pyre
Saturday, November 7, 5:00pm
Introduced by Prof. Angana Chatterjee, CIIS
A startling film that follows seven children who eke out their living at the busiest cremation ground in Varnasi, India.
A Luncheon Presentation by JANE PERLEZ, Chief Pakistan Correspondent, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune
The stability of Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 170 million people, is of vital interest to the world.