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.
When & Where
Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium - General Admission
Recommended Shows (11)
UNGA 2017 - Republic of Indonesia: Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi
Next event9/25/2017 4:15 PM
The Legacy of Vietnam
The latest from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War is a 10-part documentary film series on PBS that tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through the revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Get an inside look at the new series with the filmmakers, who are joined by best-selling Vietnamese-American author Duong Van Mai Elliott and former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerrey. Excerpts from the documentary will be screened.
Next event9/26/2017 12:00 PM
UNGA 2017 - Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Next event9/26/2017 6:30 PM
Above the Drowning Sea
Dirs. Nicola Zavaglia & René Balcer. USA. 2017. 88 min.
Above the Drowning Sea is a poignant documentary that tells the story of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe who found sanctuary in Shanghai, thanks to the intervention of the Chinese consul in Vienna, Ho Feng Shan.Following the film screening, join a conversation with the directors join a conversation with the directors Rene Balcer and Nicola Zavaglia.
Next event9/28/2017 6:30 PM
A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamladevi Chattopadhyay
A conversation about the Indian Independence and Feminist activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988) with scholar Ruchira Gupta, New York University & Founder President Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Gloria Steinem and Ellen Dubois, editor of A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamladevi Chattopadhyay. Followed by a book sale and signing
On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence and the anniversary of the birth of Gandhi.
Next event10/2/2017 6:30 PM
The China Dashboard: Tracking China’s Economic Reform Program
Join us for a discussion—just days ahead of China’s 19th Party Congress— on China’s economic reforms, its evolving economic agenda, and the ensuing global implications.
Next event10/3/2017 8:00 AM
Asia Briefing: Rana Foroohar
Ahead of this year’s annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, join one of the world’s most respected and astute financial journalists for a discussion on what’s next for the global economy and global trade. What have been the economic impacts of Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP? What have Trump Administration's policy meant for Asia, and for the global economic outlook?
Rana Foroohar is a Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar was for six years the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine’s economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Next event10/4/2017 8:00 AM
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
Discover the fascinating life of one of the leading collectors of contemporary Chinese art, Swiss businessman and diplomat Uli Sigg. The film explores the West's embrace of Chinese contemporary art, through the eyes of Sigg and the artists he championed. Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Feng Mengbo, and Wang Guangyi are interviewed along with curators, diplomats, architects and others. Followed by a conversation with Uli Sigg, Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan, Orville Schell, Center on U.S.-China Relations and a featured artist. Film Courtesy Icarus Films.
Next event10/10/2017 6:30 PM
Enhancing America’s Reservoir of Goodwill in Southeast Asia
Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and a former Singaporean diplomat who served twice as ambassador to the United Nations, Professor Kishore Mahbubani shares his insights on how the U.S.–an architect and guarantor of the postwar global order—can restore its global standing by reversing its policy of disengagement from international commitments.
Next event10/11/2017 6:30 PM
ChinaFile Presents: Learning China from the Ground Up, with Michael Meyer, Author of the Memoir The Road to Sleeping Dragon
When author Michael Meyer first arrived in China at the age of 23, he wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so that he could converse with the people he met. Over the next two decades he would build a fluency as a reporter and chronicler of the everyday lives of Chinese people—a subject he explores with unusual style, sensitivity, and humor in his first two books, The Last Days of Old Beijing (2008) and In Manchuria (2015). ChinaFile is delighted to welcome Meyer back to Asia Society for the launch of his new memoir, The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up, which describes his life in China over the eventful and transformative years between his arrival in 1995 and the present.
Next event10/12/2017 6:30 PM
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