About Asia Society
Preparing Asians and Americans for a Shared Future
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with major centers and public buildings in New York, Hong Kong, and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.
The symbol of the Asia Society is the leogryph.
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Asia Society Statement on Independence
Asia Society is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering cross-cultural understanding, dialogue and analysis toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable global community.
We are committed to using our global convening power to create an inclusive space in which a diversity of views is freely expressed in a constructive and open way. Since our founding in 1956, we have promoted the exchange of informed, respectful, and solutions-oriented dialogue. We strive to provide a platform to address the most pressing issues of the day.
Asia Society takes no institutional position on policy issues and has no affiliation with any government. The views expressed by Asia Society staff, fellows, experts, report authors, program speakers, board members, and other affiliates are solely their own.