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The State of Chinese Cinema Today

Lu Chuan, the director of City of Life and Death, will be honored at Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit on November 2, 2016. (Dennis Amith/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Jonathan Landreth of ChinaFile and China Film Insider discusses the state of Chinese cinema today.

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi's 'Being the Other — The Muslim in India'

(Saeed Naqvi)
Arts

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the veteran Indian journalist remembers the first time he felt "otherized."

How Asia Society's Establishment Was a 'Bet on the Future'

From left: Robert Oxnam, Ronnie Chan, Josette Sheeran, Nicholas Platt, and Kevin Rudd discuss Asia Society on its 60th anniversary. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

At a gathering celebrating the organization's 60th anniversary, former Asia Society President Robert Oxnam explained why John D. Rockefeller's vision was far from assured.

How Durreen Shahnaz Became a Social Entrepreneur — Without Even Knowing It

Durreen Shahnaz speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Winter Meeting on February 10, 2015. (Juliana Thomas)
Current Affairs

The pioneering Bangladeshi businesswoman describes how "impact investing" can combine financial return with improving lives.

How Asia Can Tackle Both Poverty and Inequality

Navsari, India. (Siddashi/Flickr)
Current Affairs

“The success in Asia is one of poverty reduction, it's not one of inequality reduction.”

Podcast: North Korea Goes Ballistic

Missiles are displayed during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

North Korea is rapidly nearing capability to launch nuclear missiles around the world. The Asia Society Podcast explores how that happened and what can be done.

Video: The Rustic Beauty of Kyrgyzstan

(Dmitry Karyshev/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A high-definition look at one of Asia's most spectacular — and underrated — countries

'Arrival' Actor Tzi Ma on Being Outspoken in Hollywood

Actor Tzi Ma is starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Arrival' alongside Amy Adams, Forrest Whitaker, and Jeremy Renner. (Diana Ragland)
Arts

"It's easier for me to articulate my concerns without lighting the room on fire."

Rodrigo Duterte, China, and the United States: Explained

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands after a signing ceremony on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan-Pool/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What you need to know about the Philippine president's recent visit to Beijing