Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

New York

Kamran Shirdel's Social Documentaries

Film scholar Hamid Naficy discusses the work of Iranian documentarian Kamran Shirdel with Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui. more

'A Community of Contrasts' (Complete)

Key findings from the new report "A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast, 2013." more

India: Competition, Corruption and Continuity

Arvind Subramanianan, Yasheng Huang and Suketu Mehta outline some of the most salient challenges currently facing India. more

'Reimagining India' (Complete)

Christopher Graves, Edward Luce, Suketu Mehta, Arvind Subramanian and Adil Zainulbhai offer diverse perspectives on India's future. more

Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Bahrami Fard: Highlights

Iranian Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor is joined on stage by bass santour player Ali Bahrami Fard. more

An Introduction to Iranian Music

CUNY Professor Stephen Blum offers introductory remarks about traditional Iranian music prior to a Kayhan Kalhor concert. more
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant. more

Jung Chang: Modern China Started with Cixi

Historian Jung Chang proposes Dowager Empress Cixi as a far-sighted early reformer. more
"Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) by Jung Chang (R). (Lisa Weiss)

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. more

Jung Chang: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' (Complete)

Jung Chang discussess her revisionist new biography of China's Empress Cixi (1835-1908) in a talk with Orville Schell. more