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Nan Jombang Dance Company (Complete)

NEW YORK October 6, 2012 — Indonesian dance company Nan Jombang combines the Minangkabau (West Sumatra) traditions of martial arts, dance and percussion in Rantau Berbisik (Whisperings of Exile), a work that reflects both spiritual practice and contemporary expression. (1 hr., 18 mins.)


Policy
Video Excerpt: Salman Rushdie discusses the "placement of the roots [of the attacks] in the concept of justice" and the condition of Kashmir, during a discussion at the Asia Society, Dec.
Arts
NEW YORK, December 16, 2008 - Islamic art scholars Oleg Grabar of the Institute for Advanced Study, and Glenn D. Lowry of the Museum of Modern Art, discuss what makes calligraphy art.
Business
NEW YORK, December 16, 2008 - Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs David McCormick on the threat posed by the financial crisis and how countries have begun cooperating to counter its effects. 
Policy
Video excerpt: US Asst. Sec. of State Christopher Hill explains how North Korea can benefit from "giving up its 30 kilos" of plutonium during his talk at the Asia Society Washington Center, Dec.
Arts

NEW YORK, December 15, 2008 - Novelist Amitav Ghosh and philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah discuss Ghosh's new historical novel Sea of Poppies. (1 hr., 23 min.)

Arts

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2008 — Sea of Poppies author Amitav Ghosh discusses the origins of Great Britain's 19th-century opium trade between India and China. (2 min.)

Policy
NEW YORK, December 10, 2008 - Barnett R. Rubin and Imtiaz Ali review the failings that have led to the Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. (1 hr., 1 min.)
Policy
Video Excerpt: John Liu discusses the devastated ecosystem of the Loess Plataeu, the subject of his film. (2 min., 24 sec.)
Lifestyle
HOUSTON, November 21, 2008 - Andrew Lam, Chloe Dao, Dai Huynh, and Lan Tran talk about how the Vietnamese American experience shapes their creativity.
John Burns on 1970s China (Complete)
Business
Video Excerpt: Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda discusses Asia's prospects for the current economic slowdown during a speech at Asia Society in New York, Nov. 7, 2008. (2 min, 13 sec.)