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Actress Zhao Tao (L) and director Jia Zhangke (R) discuss their multi-film collaboration at Asia Society New York on Mar. 6, 2010 (7 min., 31 sec.).(Photo: Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Zhao Tao: The Quiet Heroine of Jia Zhangke's Films
“It's become my way of life," admits the former dancer, and star of Platform and The World. more
Excerpt: The Cove director Louie Psihoyos discusses the recent SeaWorld tragedy, and similarities between his film and Avatar, at Asia Society, March 9, 2010. (2 min., 15 sec.)
Health Concerns Key to Ending Dolphin Slaughter
Director Louie Psihoyos discusses his film and dolphin slaughter in Japan. more
Director Jia Zhangke discusses the aesthetic underlying his films at Asia Society New York on Mar. 6, 2010 (10 min., 16 sec.).(Photo: Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Filmmaker Jia Zhangke on The Realist Imperative
Portraying reality is the most urgent priority for new Chinese filmmakers, says director. more
Excerpt: Shirin Ebadi argues against economic sanctions for Iran. (2 min.)
Ebadi Warns Against Sanctions
International and economic sanctions would harm Iran's citizens, says Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. more
Military historian Max Boot cautions against drawing "knee-jerk" parallels between Afghanistan and Vietnam. (3 min., 5 sec.)
Is Afghanistan Another Vietnam?
Is the US is fated to make the same mistakes it made in Vietnam in present-day Afghanistan? more
ChinaBoom
The China Boom Project is a multimedia research, public education, and oral history project designed to explore the question “Why did China boom?“ by recording the collective wisdom of our moment. more
Excerpt: Amb. Shankar on US-India cooperation on security and counter-terrorism measures in the Asia-Pacific region. (1 min., 42 sec.)
US and India: Looking Forward
Ambassador Meera Shankar on the future of US-India relations. more
Surin Pitsuwan outlines ASEAN's new relationship with the US on Feb. 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
A New Landscape in Southeast Asia
ASEAN's Sec. General reminds the US of what's changed in Southeast Asia. more
HSBC Chairman Stephen Green shares his ideas on corporate social responsibility with Asia Society President Vishakha Desai. (2 min., 25 sec.)
Stephen Green: Money, Morality, and the Marketplace
HSBC Bank Chairman Stephen Green on the need for corporate social responsibility. more
Peter Hessler describes what he sees as the most common misperception Americans have about everyday life in today's China. (1 min., 35 sec.)
Author Peter Hessler on the Open Road in China
The writer talks about driving along the Great Wall and his other adventures. more