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Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

Photojournalist and filmmaker Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed. Concert clips include MC Davey, MC Majun, MC Dawei, Nasty Ray, Yin San'er (IN 3) and punk musicians Generation Six. (8 min., 2 sec.)


Current Affairs
 /  New York
Jean Liu was honored for revolutionizing transportation in China.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Tadashi Yanai was honored for building a global retail empire that gives back to local communities.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Wu Tong was honored for showing that musical virtuosity knows no bounds.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Sesame Workshop was honored for proving that learning can be fun — and have a profound impact — anywhere in the world.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Leng Ouch was honored for risking his life — on multiple occasions — to help safeguard the environment in his native Cambodia.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Aisholpan was honored for her glass-ceiling-smashing work in Mongolia.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Sonita was honored for her hip-hop advocacy to end child marriage in Afghanistan.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Dev was honored for using celebrity to place a spotlight on India’s poor.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
The Aga Khan was honored for improving the lives of millions in Asia and around the world.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
This year's remarkable Asia Game Changers talk about what inspired their work at Asia Society New York.
Arts
 /  New York
Asia Society presents a symposium on issues raised in "After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History."
Arts
 /  New York
City experts discuss how the availability of creative spaces improves urban life.