The Future is Asian: Global Order in the 21st Century [CANCELLED]


Registration 12:15pm
Lunch 12:30pm
Close 2:00pm

“In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianized.” Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, and Russia to Australia — linking five billion people through trade, finance and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is returning to the stable multipolar order that existed long before European colonialism and American dominance, with India and Southeast Asia coming into their own as economic and strategic hubs. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and holiday travels, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. The world has gotten used to hearing “America First”, but is it ready for “Asia First”? What happens when Asia no longer produces for the West, but the West produces for Asia? In dialogue with Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, Mr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, explains how Asia is reshaping the world order and influencing the cultural industry.


Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Mr. Khanna is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011) and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). In 2008, he was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” Mr. Khanna holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Ronnie Chan Headshot

Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Ltd. and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Ltd., both publicly listed in Hong Kong. The Group expanded into Mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is Co-Founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Mr. Chan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and Founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University. (Moderator)

Regular Menu

Poached Prawn Salad with Lemongrass

Marinated Salmon with Soya Miso Sauce, Green Beans and Sweet Corn Purée

70% Chocolate and Banana Cake with Whipped Cream and Passion Fruit Puree


Vegetarian Menu

Beetroot Salad with Baby Mozzarella, Walnuts and Orange Essence (V)

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon Stick of Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant and Herb Oil (V)

70% Chocolate and Banana Cake with Whipped Cream and Passion Fruit Puree

Event Details

Thu 13 Jun 2019
12:15 - 2 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$500 Asia Society Members; $650 Non-Members; $5,000 Table of 10
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