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Book Excerpt: 'Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific' by Robert D. Kaplan

Current AffairsPolicy

In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.

Photo of the Day: A Lone Trekker in Sri Lanka

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)
Multimedia

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
Arts

How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Across Green Waves in India

Fishermen make their way across the waters stretching from Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, India on October 5, 2014. (Feng Zhong/Flickr)
Multimedia

Fishermen make their way across the waters stretching from Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, India on October 5, 2014. (Feng Zhong/Flickr)

On Eve of 2014 U.S.-China Film Summit, a Trans-Pacific Media Business Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Recent U.S.-Chinese co-productions have included
ArtsBusiness

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports on an industry-wide commitment to building a "real business" between Hollywood and the leading players in the world's second-largest market, China.

Photo of the Day: Red Blooms by Golden Fields in Japan

Red spider lilies line the edge of a rice field in Japan on September 23, 2014. (coniferconifer/Flickr)
Multimedia

Red spider lilies line the edge of a rice field in Japan on September 23, 2014. (coniferconifer/Flickr)

Video: Hong Kong Protest Movement a 'Rearguard Action' to Protect City's Unique Identity

L to R: Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor, Ho-Fung Hung, and Orville Schell at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2014. (C. Bay Milin)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's October 28 panelists saw the pro-democracy demonstrations as the latest manifestation of a longstanding cultural rift—and as a chance to bolster a local sense of community.

Photo of the Day: Spinning in Front of a Painted Sky in Taiwan

A cluster of windmills spin their blades in Changhua, Taiwan on August 22, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)
Multimedia

A cluster of windmills spin their blades in Changhua, Taiwan on August 22, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)

Flashback: The Story Behind Nam June Paik's 'Digital Experiment' at Bell Labs

Still from
Arts

A former engineer at the famous seedbed of innovation Bell Labs recalls Nam June Paik's "enthusiasm, energy, and especially his curiosity." Video screening at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 1.

Report Excerpts: 'Strengthening US-China Relations, One Student at a Time'

Students from one of Asia Society's Confucius Classrooms at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 31, 2014. (Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning)
Education

Asia Society collaborated on a new report in which leaders in U.S.-China relations explain why today's students need to have the skills necessary to manage one of the world's most consequential relationships.