Meet the Asia Game Changers
It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers — a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia, and the world. Join us for a special opportunity — before the awards are actually given — to meet some of the remarkable members of the “Class of 2017”: The great actor Dev Patel, the transformative Chinese CEO Jean Liu, Cambodia’s environmental champion Leng Ouch, the great musical virtuoso Wu Tong, a young rapper from Afghanistan, and a remarkable glass-ceiling-smashing young girl from Mongolia. Join us as we meet the Asia Game Changers, in an afternoon of fun and inspiration.
When & Where
Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium - General Admission
Recommended Shows (12)
Creative Spaces Empowering the City
The Shed, the Public Art Fund, and the West Kowloon Cultural District are ambitious projects that envision their cities as hosting dynamic spaces for making art available to the community. This discussion will examine the role of arts and culture in contemporary global society, the relationship between the individual and community, and the synergies between economic growth and cultural enterprise.
This program is made possible by The Kai-Yin Lo Distinguished Program Series which aims to create a platform to discuss the role of Asian arts and culture in contemporary society.
Next event10/19/2017 7:00 PM
Negotiating Change: Art from Societies in Transition
A day-long symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition "After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History." Artists, curators, and scholars come together for an in-depth exploration of contemporary art from Southeast Asia.
Next event10/20/2017 2:00 PM
Passport In/Passport Out: Stories of Dinh Q. Le and Tintin Wulia
Actors bring to life the personal accounts of artists Dinh Q. Lê and Tintin Wulia. Followed by a Q & A with the artists and a reception.
In conjunction with the exhibition symposium Negotiating Change: Art from Societies in Transition.
Next event10/20/2017 6:30 PM
Diwali Light Up Asia Society!
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family, and friendships. Celebrate with performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali.
Next event10/21/2017 1:00 PM
Artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble present Contemporary Music from the East With Homayoun Sakhi, Salar Nader, and special guest, Wu Man
Artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble present
Contemporary Music from the East
With Homayoun Sakhi, Salar Nader, and special guest, Wu Man
The Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble is a collective of master musicians who create new music inspired by their own deep roots in the cultural heritage of the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, South Asia, Central Asia, West Africa, and China. This special performances features three master musicians from the ensemble: Homayoun Sakhi, master performer of the Afghan rubab; Salar Nader, virtuosic tabla player; and Wu Man, world-renowned pipa player. These three unparalleled musicians link countries and continents, and present and past, through their explorations of diverse forms of classical, folk, and contemporary concert music.
Next event11/2/2017 8:00 PM
Xi Jinping's Party Congress and Donald Trump's Trip to Asia
Two world leaders – two critical events – one important conversation. We’ll reflect on China’s President Xi Jinping and the just-concluded 19th Party Congress and then look at President Donald Trump’s inaugural tour of East Asia. Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord joins us and Orville Schell, who leads Asia Society’s Center on U.S.- China Relations, will participate via video conference from Asia, where he’ll be monitoring Trump's visit.
Next event11/8/2017 8:00 AM
ChinaFile Presents: “Nine Continents”—A Conversation with Memoirist Xiaolu Guo
As a young child, Xiaolu Guo visited a Taoist monk who pronounced her a “peasant warrior.” “She will cross the sea and travel to the Nine Continents,” the monk predicted.
But Guo didn’t need a prophecy to tell her to pursue a life beyond her grandparents’ poor fishing village on the East China Sea. Through sheer determination, and a bit of luck, she won a spot at China’s most prestigious film school, the Beijing Film Academy. In the nation’s capital, during the 1990s, she witnessed a bustling art world, wrote scripts for Chinese audiences crazy about soap operas, and fell in love with a foreigner. In her late 20s, Guo finally “crossed the sea” after accepting an art fellowship just outside of London—the city where she would ultimately build a life.
After many years away from China, Guo has become “a nomad in both body and mind,” not quite Chinese anymore and yet never totally at ease in London. Her latest book, Nine Continents: A Memoir in and Out of China, explores how Chinese families coped with the Cultural Revolution, China’s rapid economic growth, and a globalized world.
Next event11/8/2017 6:30 PM
OZDocs in New York
A look at recent wide-ranging documentary short films from Down Under, featuring films about a medical assistant breaking the law in assisting with a medical breakthrough; Aboriginal women disguising themselves as men to work driving cattle: a woman who escaped from Soviet Hungary and came to Australia in 1957 telling her story for the first time: a woman who is Australia's last mirror maker; reality TV's toll on its performers; a scientist working to save animal species; singing coalminers consoling the community; and dating in your eighties
Next event11/10/2017 6:30 PM
The Next Wave: Democracy and Political Development in Asia
In the 150 years since the Meiji Restoration kicked off major political reform in Japan, similar processes of governmental transition and democratization have swept through virtually every corner of Asia. This program will discuss the recent political transitions in Indonesia, Myanmar, and East Timor, each of which face crucial challenges in shaping the future of their democracies. Through examining these nations, the panel of experts will address issues of ethnic division, the empowerment of extremists, and interaction between democracies and authoritarian regimes that will undoubtedly be foundational in the future of the region.
Next event11/13/2017 6:30 PM
Looking Back, Informing the Future: A Multidisciplinary Research on the 1947 partition of British India
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Partition of British India, as well as the launch of Harvard’s South Asia Institute’s major research on Partition. Panelists Rahul Mehrotra (Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard University), Tarun Khanna (Director, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School), Karim R. Lakhani (Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School) and Jennifer Leaning (François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University) discuss the complexities of large-scale human migration and resettlements. Such lessons can inform current cross-border displacement and the corresponding growth of urban settlements and cities.
Viewpoints is an annual series featuring prominent, visionary figures in the creative arts and is made possible by the generous support of Aashish and Dinyar S. Devitre.
Next event11/30/2017 6:30 PM
Asia Briefing: Ruchir Sharma
Questions facing the Asian markets today. How will the recent oscillation in global economic growth affect the region? Which economic indicators are the ones to watch? And what are the economic prospects for 2018?
Next event12/5/2017 8:00 AM
Asia 2018: Experts Forecast
Next event12/13/2017 6:30 PM