Keynote Address: Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors
Andrew Quintman, Yale University, gives the Keynote Address prior to a day-long symposium which will focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.
The symposium will take place at Asia Society on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30am-6:00pm
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In conjunction with the exhibition Unknown Tibet: Buddhist Paintings from the Tucci Expeditions on view through May 20, 2018
Asia Society, the long-time home base in New York City for Australian Short Film Today, is proud to present this annual screening. The 90 minute program features eclectic short films from Down Under, ranging from wry Australian humor, dark comedy, live action drama and clever animation.
This year's presentation will include legendary Australian filmmaker Jane Campion's 1982 student film, An Exercise in Discipline - Peel, which won the best short film prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. This recently remastered version of Peel is courtesy of Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
Reception to follow.
‘Lahore literary festival – a safe place for dangerous ideas.’ —The Guardian
‘Rarely has an event framed around books and ideas felt so urgent.’ —New York Review of Books
The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York on May 12. This is the third year that the festival—held annually in Lahore, Pakistan—travels to New York. LLF in New York will explore contemporary Pakistan, through artists, writers, and commentators. The festival will present American audience with a more nuanced view of Pakistan, with discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.
Participants include MacArthur fellow and historian Ayesha Jalal; MacArthur fellow and contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander; Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Steve Coll; Lahore-based Aga-Khan award-winning architect Nayyar Ali Dada; Urdu playwright and novelist Asghar Nadeem Syed; author of Home Boy, H. M. Naqvi; and AP journalist Kathy Gannon.
This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia.
11:00-11:45 am: Lahore as Palimpsest
Exploring the Mughal Aesthetics and Progression to Progressive Artists
12:00-12:45 pm: Never a Dull Moment for Fiction in South Asia
Is New Literature from South Asians Healing and Humanising a Region racked by Crime and Volatility ?
1:00-1:30 pm: On the Dot
2:00-2:45 pm: Extraordinary Architecture, Everyday Lahore
What makes the city extraordinary in the hurly-burly of urban South Asia?
3:00-3:45 pm: Urdu Zubaan Ki Nai Bastiyan
4:00-4:45 pm: Ghost Wars Redux
Have we learnt nothing from History?
Keynote Address by Ayesha Jalal
Liberalism and the Muslim Question
Meditation is no longer a practice only Buddhist monks and yogis use to find balance. Wall Street traders and investment bankers are using this mindfulness technique to boost their returns and react to volatile markets more calmly. The corporate executives have developed formal training plan on meditation to help their employees stay productive and healthy in an ultra-stressful environment.
In support of the Asia Society’s “Buddhism and Beyond” season, the Asia Society brings to its stage Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini and New York Times journalist David Gelles to speak about the practice of meditation in workplace, and its growing popularity in the corporate world.
Why are business leaders embracing meditation? What are the different types of meditation? How can companies incorporate meditation at an organizational level? Join us as we uncover the secret power of meditation.