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Recycling: Washi Tales, which will be staged at Asia Society on March 24 and 25, uses live performance to enliven the human stories contained in sheet of "washi," Japanese handmade paper, as it is recycled through time. (Valerie Oliveiro)

Asia Society New York Celebrates Japan in Special Season of Programs

'Season of Japan' will include talks, films, and performances, explores Japan’s past, present and future. more
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ChinaFile Launches Interactive Tool Tracking China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

“Catching Tigers and Flies” is designed to give users a sense of the scope and character of the anti-corruption campaign by graphically rendering information about nearly 1,500 of its targets whose cases have been publicly announced more
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Asia Society Seeks Applications for 2016 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia

Prize is awarded annually to the best example of journalism about Asia during the calendar year. more
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Asia Society Museum Receives $2 Million Grant from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation

Grant will be used to establish a new endowment at Asia Society, The Mary Griggs Burke Fund, dedicated to exhibition development, as well as related educational programming. more
Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran (left) and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova sign agreement to work together to implement Global Citizenship Education at global, regional, national and/or school levels. (UNESCO/P. Chiang-Joo)

UNESCO, Asia Society Sign New Partnership to Advance Global Citizenship Education

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran, sign agreement to work together to implement Global Citizenship Education at global, regional, national and/or school levels. more
Asia Society announced today that it is opening a center in Switzerland, extending the Society's footprint into Europe for the first time.

Asia Society Opens First Center in Europe

Asia Society Switzerland, based in Zurich, to hold inaugural program in January 2016 more
COAL + ICE exhibition on display in Paris during COP21 climate talks. (Leah Thompson/Asia Society)

U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Paris Hosts Exhibition Documenting the Consequences of Coal During COP21

COAL+ICE, a documentary photography and video exhibition and project of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, opened November 30th at the Hôtel de Pontalba. more
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Arts and Cultural Leaders Gather in Hong Kong for Second Asia Society Arts & Museum Summit

Recognizing Threats to Cultural Heritage in Asian Arts, Summit Focuses on Paths to Assure Asia’s Cultural Legacy. more
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Asia Society Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of 'Asia 21'

Asia-Pacific’s preeminent young leadership summit to feature more than 100 alumni, Asia Society co-chair Ronnie Chan, former U.S. General David Petraeus, filmmaker David Holbrooke, former political prisoner Maziar Bahari. more
Public tours COAL+ICE exhibition at the Vanke Cente in Xuhui District, Shanghai. (Frank Ortmanns)

Exhibition Documenting Consequences of Fossil Fuels Use Opens in Shanghai

The documentary photography exhibition features 32 artists whose work visually narrates the complex chain of consequences triggered by mankind’s use of fossil fuels. more