Around the World: How Anime is Transforming Hollywood, a New American Strategy for Technology Competition with China, and More
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Webcast: Making India Great Amidst the U.S.–China Rivalry
ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, December 1, 2020 — India will be the world's most populous country by 2024, and the world's third largest economy by 2028. But the size of its population and a sense of historical greatness are insufficient to guarantee that India will fulfill its ambition to be a global power. 2020 has seen the country embroiled in a border confrontation with China and struggle mightily with the coronavirus pandemic. Neither challenge is likely to recede any time soon, even as India traverses a difficult road toward economic recovery. The election of former Vice President Joe Biden as the next president of the United States will undoubtedly have an impact on India in 2021.
What will a Biden administration mean for U.S.–India relations? Will ongoing border tensions with Beijing bring Washington and New Delhi closer together? And will the twin health and economic crises unleashed by the pandemic lead India to make the kinds of policy changes and investments it needs to sustain its rise long-term?
This webcast streams live 7 p.m. Central Time on December 1.
Video: Hollywood's New Anime Gold Rush
ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, November 20, 2020i — Japanese anime is the only non-English language global IP that has produced several of the world's top-grossing franchises and a long list of Hollywood adaptations. Anime is now transforming and being transformed by the worldwide growth of streaming media, which has seen massive expansion during the pandemic. In Japan, the recent record-breaking smash-hit anime movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has shaken the global box office, earning $200 million domestically in just 24 days. In Hollywood, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open with its first exhibition dedicated to a Japanese artist: maestro Hayao Miyazaki. What is so special about anime? A discussion on the value and charm of anime not only as a form of entertainment, but also as a form of culture that appeals to both adults and children in Japan, Hollywood, and the world.
Video/Report: Meeting the China Challenge: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition
ASIA SOCIETY CENTER ON U.S.–CHINA RELATIONS, November 16, 2020 — Is China or the U.S. ahead in artificial intelligence? What is the best way to counter security threats in 5G technology? How do we best maintain American leadership positions in fundamental research and biotechnology? A new policy report on Meeting the China Challenge: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition is the culmination of over a full year's deliberation and study by the bipartisan Working Group on Science and Technology in U.S.–China Relations. It sets forth broad policy objectives as well as specific recommendations for the new U.S. administration in four domains of science and technology: fundamental research, 5G digital communications, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.
Video: Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea's Most Iconic Bank
ASIA SOCIETY HONG KONG, November 5, 2020 — Money Games is a compelling tale of one of the most successful buyout deals ever. Dr. Weijian Shan, celebrated author and private equity investor, gives the insider's account as the chief architect of this deal. Readers are taken through intrigue and suspense at every turn as they learn of the events leading to the acquisition and turnaround of what used to be Korea's largest bank by the American firm, Newbridge Capital. With billions of dollars at stake, and the nation's economic future on the line, Newbridge Capital became the first foreign firm in history to take control of one of Korea's most beloved financial institutions. In a conversation with Pete Sweeney, Asia Economics Editor at Thomson Reuters, Dr. Shan shares the captivating tale of how this high-stakes deal transformed into a massively profitable investment — and the legacy it left behind.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
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