Photos & Videos: 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

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Asia Society Southern California 2018 Annual Gala Dinner Opening Ceremony

Actor Kara Wang and Asia Society Southern California Chairman Richard Drobnick give the opening remarks at Asia Society Southern California’s 2018 Annual Gala Dinner. (8 min., 57 sec.)

Jon M. Chu Accepts the Film Diversity Award at ASSC's 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

Actor Henry Golding and actor-rapper Awkwafina present film director Jon M. Chu with the Film Diversity Award at Asia Society Southern California’s 2018 Annual Gala Dinner. Chu was honored for directing Crazy Rich Asians, the first studio-backed movie in 25 years to star an all-Asian cast. (6 min., 52 sec.)

George Takei Accepts the Arts and Social Justice Visionary Award at Asia Society Southern California’s 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

Actor George Takei was honored as an Arts and Social Justice Visionary for an esteemed entertainment career and humanitarian efforts spanning more than six decades. (4 min., 48 sec.)

Thomas E. McLain Accepts Award at Asia Society Southern California's 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

Thomas E. McLain was given the Asia Society Leadership Award for his 18 years of service to Asia Society, during which he served as Asia Society Southern California board chairman as well as an Asia Society trustee. (10 min., 29 sec.)

Ronnie Chan Accepts Award at Asia Society Southern California's 2018 Annual Gala

Ronnie C. Chan was honored as a philanthropic visionary for his contributions to historic preservation and education and his mentorship of a new generation of Asian philanthropists. He is chairman of Asia Society’s Hong Kong center. (8 min., 24 sec.)

Van-Anh (Vanessa) Vo Peforms at Asia Society Southern California's 2018 Annual Gala

Vân-Ánh (Vanessa) Võ, one of the world’s finest performers of Vietnamese traditional instruments, plays two of her most popular songs at Asia Society Southern California’s 2018 Annual Gala Dinner. (11 min., 56 sec.)