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APEC Key to Unlocking India’s Economy and Boosting Global Growth

A new Asia Society Policy Institute report argues that India has can boost economic growth at home, in the Asia-Pacific, and globally if it is better integrated with the region by joining APEC. more

Five Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake, 3-11 and 9-11 Survivors Share Their Stories at Asia Society, March 8

Survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami join 9-11 first-responders, victims and family members to discuss a powerful outreach program that has transcended borders. more
Zen’en (1197-1258), Japanese cypress (hinoki) with cut gold leaf and traces of pigment, inlaid crystal eyes, and  bronze staff with attachments. H. 22¾ x W. 9½ x D. 9½ in. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.202a-e. Photography by Synthescape.

Asia Society Museum Presents 'Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan'

On view at Asia Society Museum in New York February 9 through May 8, 2016 more
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

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

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

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