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Above the Drowning Sea (Complete)

NEW YORK, September 28, 2017 — Following a screening of their film Above the Drowning Sea, director René Balcer and producer Carolyn Hsu-Balcer sit down for a Q&A with Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan. Above the Drowning Sea tells the story of European Jews who, before the onset of World War 2, escaped Nazism by immigrating to China. (24 min., 14 sec.) 


Arts
Highlights: Panel offers pan-Asian perspective on singing and sacred tradition. (12 min., 25 sec.)
Policy
NEW YORK, February 20, 2009 - Asia Society and Oxfam America host a debate on the global food crisis.
Policy
Video Excerpt: Responding to an audience member, the panel of food experts analyze the increasing role women play in African and Asian agricultural communities.
Arts
NEW YORK, February 18, 2009 - Wen C. Fong discusses Sherman Lee's role in establishing the study and collecting of Asian art in the United States, and more. (1 hr., 22 min.)
Arts
Video Excerpt: Wen C. Fong illustrates an example of convergence between modern Western art and classical Chinese painting during a discussion February 18, 2009. (5 min., 12 sec.)
Arts
Yiyun Li and The Vagrants
Policy
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New York
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her first major foreign policy speech on the eve of her first visit to Asia as a member of the Cabinet.
Arts
NEW YORK, May 11, 2009 - As part of Asian Contemporary Art Week 2009, Lee Ming Wei and Documenta 13 artistic director Carolyn Cristoff-Bakargiev discuss the future of Asian contemporary art.  (1
Business
Alibaba Group Founder and CEO Jack Ma speaks at the Asia Society about entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and e-commerce.
Business
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New York
China's Internet titan, Jack Ma, discusses how the economic crisis provides an opportunity for Americans to re-embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Arts
NEW YORK, February 11, 2009 - Filmmaker Mira Nair and writer and physician Abraham Verghese discuss Verghese’s debut novel, Cutting for Stone. (1 hr., 15 min.)
Education
Video Excerpt: Nicholas Negroponte discusses the XO laptop in Mumbai, India, August 4, 2008. (2 min., 47 sec.)