Three Asia Society projects honored in 15th Annual Webby Awards

Last week, we were excited to learn that three Asia Society web projects — The China Boom Project, Homeland Afghanistan, and Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool — were singled out by the Webby Awards, widely considered the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. Our three websites were named Official Honorees in the 15th Annual Webby Awards, a distinction earned by fewer than 10 percent of the nearly 10,000 entries.

China Boom and Homeland Afghanistan were recognized in the Education category, while the Yoshitomo Nara site was one of seven honorees in Art.

We are very proud of our work on these projects, and we are humbled to be listed among such fine company. If you haven't already, please take a moment to experience our three honored websites:

  • The China Boom Project: A multimedia research, public education, and oral history project designed to explore the question “Why did China boom?“ by recording the collective wisdom of our moment.
  • Homeland Afghanistan: We all know Afghanistan, but how well do we understand it? This website explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan and compels new thinking about the region today.
  • Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool: An interactive companion site to the first major New York exhibition of artist Yoshitomo Nara, one of the leading artists of Japan’s influential Neo Pop art since the 1990s.

Congratulations to all who contributed to this fine effort.

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Dan Washburn is Asia Society's Chief Content Officer. The Financial Times named his book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, one of the best of 2014.