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06/10/2019
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WATCH NOW—Master Junichi Mitsubori demonstrates the art of making wagashi, traditional Japanese desserts.

Learn more: https://asi.as/zWS6oh

Master Junichi Mitsubori demonstrates the refinement of wagashi, transforming Japanese sweet-making into consumable art.

For more info visit: https://asi.as/zWS6oh

TOMORROW—Join us for New York's biggest block party! We're taking part in the 41st annual #MuseumMileFestival. Stop by...
06/10/2019
Museum Mile Festival, New York City’s Largest Block Party

TOMORROW—Join us for New York's biggest block party! We're taking part in the 41st annual #MuseumMileFestival.

Stop by our booth on 5th Avenue and 84th Street to say hello and enjoy family-friendly activities!

New York City’s Biggest Block Party takes places at 6–9pm on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019. Fifth Avenue between 82–105th Streets. Free. Rain or Shine.

TONIGHT—Master Junichi Mitsubori gives a special demonstration and discusses how he's transforming making wagashi, tra...
06/10/2019

TONIGHT—Master Junichi Mitsubori gives a special demonstration and discusses how he's transforming making wagashi, traditional Japanese desserts, into an art form.

Learn more: asi.as/zWS6oh

06/09/2019
Asia Society New York

TOMORROW—Join Master Junichi Mitsubori for a special demonstration and discussion about how he's transforming making wagashi, traditional Japanese desserts, into an art form.

Get tickets: https://asi.as/zWS6oh

Learn how to make wagashi at an all-day Master's workshop on June 14. Learn more: https://asi.as/Bbp5Ei

Did you know that these beautiful objects are made to be eaten?

Discover the beauty of wagashi with a true master! On June 10, 三堀 純一 junichi mitsubori will present a special demonstration on how he transforms Japanese desserts into edible art: asi.as/zWS6oh

Want to learn how to make wagashi yourself? On June 14, join an all-day Master's workshop taught by Master Junichi Mitsubori: https://asi.as/Bbp5Ei

New York's biggest block party returns! We're delighted to be taking part in the 41st annual #MuseumMileFestival! June 1...
06/08/2019
Museum Mile Festival, New York City’s Largest Block Party

New York's biggest block party returns! We're delighted to be taking part in the 41st annual #MuseumMileFestival!

June 11, 6–9 pm, come find us at our booth on 5th Avenue and 84th Street for family-friendly activities!

New York City’s Biggest Block Party takes places at 6–9pm on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019. Fifth Avenue between 82–105th Streets. Free. Rain or Shine.

06/07/2019

Did you know that these beautiful objects are made to be eaten?

Discover the beauty of wagashi with a true master! On June 10, 三堀 純一 junichi mitsubori will present a special demonstration on how he transforms Japanese desserts into edible art: asi.as/zWS6oh

Want to learn how to make wagashi yourself? On June 14, join an all-day Master's workshop taught by Master Junichi Mitsubori: https://asi.as/Bbp5Ei

TONIGHT—New York Japan CineFest NYJCF kicks off! Catch exciting new short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-Amer...
06/05/2019
New York Japan CineFest 2019: Program 1

TONIGHT—New York Japan CineFest NYJCF kicks off!

Catch exciting new short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers and enjoy a reception after the screenings.

Tickets are still available: asi.as/g4XURd

Day 1 of the New York Japan CineFest presents a slate of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.

Missed it? Nicholas Kristof of the The New York Times, author Zha Jianying, and Asia Society's Orville Schell reflected ...
06/04/2019
ChinaFile Presents: Erasing History — Why Remember Tiananmen (Complete)

Missed it? Nicholas Kristof of the The New York Times, author Zha Jianying, and Asia Society's Orville Schell reflected on their experiences at Tiananmen and discussed erasures of history with ChinaFile editor Susan Jakes.

Watch the complete program online: https://asi.as/YbgKuu

Witnesses reflect on the events that took place in the months leading up to the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre — and how the Chinese government has been so effective at erasing history in the 30 years since that fateful day.

06/03/2019
Asia Society

Nicholas Kristof, Zha Jianying, and Orville Schell reflect on how the events of June 4th, 1989 have been remembered and forgotten in the years since.

For more info visit: https://asi.as/mXLe8q

Nicholas Kristof, Zha Jianying, and Orville Schell reflect on how the events of June 4th, 1989 have been remembered and forgotten in the years since.

For more info visit: https://asi.as/mXLe8q

Happy Pride Month! We're thrilled to announce that BD Wong (Bird Box, Jurassic World) will join us this Friday for First...
06/03/2019
BD Wong on Coming Out in Hollywood and the Power in Being Yourself

Happy Pride Month! We're thrilled to announce that BD Wong (Bird Box, Jurassic World) will join us this Friday for First Friday Leo Bar: Celebrate Pride Month as a special guest!

Join us to hear the brilliant actor in conversation with Nancy Podcast hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu!

Register now for the conversation: https://asi.as/GrywE3

BD Wong chats about how he learned to love his Asian-American and gay identities, how he felt about his 'Law & Order: SVU' character's coming out storyline, and so much more!

We can't wait for our next #FirstFriday in celebration of #PrideMonth! Join us for a live show of WNYC Studios' Nancy Po...
06/03/2019

We can't wait for our next #FirstFriday in celebration of #PrideMonth!

Join us for a live show of WNYC Studios' Nancy Podcast, music by What's the Bubble T's DJ Tito_Vida, drag and burlesque shows with Wo Chan and Agent Wednesday, and more!

Learn more: https://asi.as/B08wzC

"Born after the tragedy with no family members involved, I am nevertheless a child of Tiananmen, its aftermath shaping m...
06/02/2019
Four Is Forbidden

"Born after the tragedy with no family members involved, I am nevertheless a child of Tiananmen, its aftermath shaping my life and education from the moment they began."

TOMORROW—Nicholas Kristof, Zha Jianying, and Orville Schell discuss Tiananmen and erasing history.

Learn more: asi.as/mXLe8q

Liusi. Six-four. The two-syllable word, spoken nonchalantly by our teacher, was a stone cast into the tranquil pond of a classroom. From each ripple rose a gasp, a murmur, or a perplexed face, with only one or two enunciating the question on many of our minds, “What is six-four?” It was the summ...

06/02/2019
Maria Ressa: "More Than Ever the World Needs Independent Journalism"

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of the Philippine publication Rappler, discusses her persecution under the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte and argues that press freedom has never been more threatened. Ressa spoke prior to the presentation of the 2019 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia to a team of reporters from the Associated Press.

Learn more: https://asi.as/F0PASg

Missed it? Experts Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and Milan Vaishnav discussed India's elections and th...
06/01/2019

Missed it? Experts Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and Milan Vaishnav discussed India's elections and the implications of Modi's victory.

Watch the complete conversation online: https://asi.as/KbGqFW

"In the spring of 1989, a democratic future for China seemed possible. Then came Tiananmen. The U.S.-China relationship ...
06/01/2019
Tiananmen: The Crackdown That Defined Modern China

"In the spring of 1989, a democratic future for China seemed possible. Then came Tiananmen. The U.S.-China relationship still hasn’t recovered."

Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, reflects on Tiananmen in The Wall Street Journal.

Join us on Monday, June 3 for a discussion on Tiananmen and erasing history with Schell, The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, and The New Yorker's Zha Jianying: https://asi.as/mXLe8q

In the spring of 1989, a democratic future for China seemed possible. Then came Tiananmen. The U.S.-China relationship still hasn’t recovered.

We're just days away from NYJCF! Discover some of the most exciting new voices in cinema at two nights of short films by...
06/01/2019
New York Japan CineFest 2019: Program 1

We're just days away from NYJCF! Discover some of the most exciting new voices in cinema at two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.

Get tickets: asi.as/g4XURd

Day 1 of the New York Japan CineFest presents a slate of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.

Thirty years after the massacre that outraged the world, China has buried the memory of what happened. Read about the di...
05/31/2019
The Disappearance of Tiananmen

Thirty years after the massacre that outraged the world, China has buried the memory of what happened. Read about the disappearance of Tiananmen: asi.as/29FMow

Why remember Tiananmen? Join Nicholas Kristof, Zha Jianying, and Asia Society's Orville Schell next Monday, June 3 to discuss: asi.as/mXLe8q

Thirty years after the massacre that outraged the world, China has buried the memory of what happened — and the rest of the world has shrugged.

"Lightning is considered a masterpiece. It highlights Husain’s unique way of articulating political events through sym...
05/30/2019
Lightning : When M.F Husain painted India of the 1970s |

"Lightning is considered a masterpiece. It highlights Husain’s unique way of articulating political events through symbols."

The Heritage Lab offers a deeper look at M.F. Husain's "Lightning," currently on view at Asia Society Museum.

Plan your visit: https://asi.as/aurhqY

In this masterpiece by M.F Husain titled ‘ Lightning ’ - discover India of the 1970's. The mural-sized artwork is one of his two monumental works.

05/29/2019
Asia Society

WATCH NOW—Experts including Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and Milan Vaishnav discuss India's elections and what's next for the country.

Learn more: https://asi.as/EUtaBR

A discussion on the results of India's elections with experts Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and Milan Vaishnav. The conversation will be moderated by Robert Jenkins.

For more info visit: https://asi.as/EUtaBR

We're giving away a few tickets to ChinaFile's upcoming program on the Tiananmen Square protests with The New York Times...
05/29/2019
ChinaFile Presents: Erasing History — Why Remember Tiananmen

We're giving away a few tickets to ChinaFile's upcoming program on the Tiananmen Square protests with The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, author Zha Jianying, and Asia Society's Orville Schell.

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More info: https://asi.as/mXLe8q

Nicholas Kristof, Zha Jianying, and Orville Schell reflect on how the events of June 4th, 1989 have been remembered and forgotten in the years since.

"Modi is clearly the most powerful prime minister India has had in three decades."Ahead of our program on India's electi...
05/28/2019
It's Modi's India Now

"Modi is clearly the most powerful prime minister India has had in three decades."

Ahead of our program on India's elections, read some insights on where India is headed after Modi's victory.

The prime minister's overwhelming electoral victory gives him a mandate to reshape India. Will he succeed?

Missed it? Check out some highlights from last week's stunning Asia in America: Next Generation party: asi.as/KzIl5w
05/28/2019

Missed it? Check out some highlights from last week's stunning Asia in America: Next Generation party: asi.as/KzIl5w

"We remember June Fourth because shocks to the human brain last a long time. We would not be able to forget even if we t...
05/28/2019
Why We Remember June Fourth

"We remember June Fourth because shocks to the human brain last a long time. We would not be able to forget even if we tried."

Perry Link writes for ChinaFile on why we remember June Fourth.

Want more on the topic? Next week, we host a special program with The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, author Zha Jianying, and Asia Society's Orville Schell: https://asi.as/mXLe8q

Some people recently asked, “Why must you remember June Fourth? Thirty years have gone by. It is history. Get over it. Move on.” A simple question, but there are many answers. No single answer is adequate, and all of the answers together still leave the question hanging in mid-air, asking for mo...

May 29—Discuss all things India elections with experts including Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and M...
05/27/2019
India Decides: Making Sense of the 2019 General Election

May 29—Discuss all things India elections with experts including Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, and Milan Vaishnav. https://asi.as/EUtaBR

Join us for a discussion on the results of India's elections with experts Kanchan Chandra, Menaka Guruswamy, Tanvi Madan, Milan Vaishnav, and Robert Jenkins (moderator).

June 10—Join us for a special demonstration of the art of making wagashi, artisanal Japanese desserts, with a third-ge...
05/25/2019

June 10—Join us for a special demonstration of the art of making wagashi, artisanal Japanese desserts, with a third-generation wagashi master!

Learn more: asi.as/zWS6oh

Thanks to all who came and partied with us at Asia in America: Next Generation! Check out the photos from last night, ta...
05/24/2019

Thanks to all who came and partied with us at Asia in America: Next Generation! Check out the photos from last night, tag yourself, and stay tuned for more!

Asia Society's annual celebration of the arts featured a stunning party, music, projections, and performance from members of Bubble_T, night market food court and drinks by Rémy Martin, and recognized actress and producer Devika Bhise, LuckyRice founder and lifestyle entrepreneur Danielle Chang, and artist and designer Kenzo Digital.

Asia Society's annual celebration of the arts featured a stunning party, music, projections, and performance from member...
05/24/2019

Asia Society's annual celebration of the arts featured a stunning party, music, projections, and performance from members of Bubble_T, night market food court and drinks by Rémy Martin, and recognized actress and producer Devika Bhise, LuckyRice founder and lifestyle entrepreneur Danielle Chang, and artist and designer Kenzo Digital.

Step up your weekend brunch game by heading to the Garden Court Café for delicious Asian-inspired dishes like the jianb...
05/23/2019

Step up your weekend brunch game by heading to the Garden Court Café for delicious Asian-inspired dishes like the jianbing breakfast wrap and the Vietnamese banh mi op la.

Check out the new menu online: https://asi.as/sWlazF

Who's excited for our #AsiaInAmerica party tonight?We're thrilled to be celebrating Asian American artists and creatives...
05/23/2019

Who's excited for our #AsiaInAmerica party tonight?

We're thrilled to be celebrating Asian American artists and creatives at a festive evening!

Learn more: asi.as/tpkrA5

TOMORROW—It's time to let loose and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at our #AsiaInAmerica party!Don't ...
05/22/2019
Asia in America: Next Generation

TOMORROW—It's time to let loose and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at our #AsiaInAmerica party!

Don't miss out on the open bar, delicious Asian food, music and dancing with the What's the Bubble T crew, and much more.

Learn more: asi.as/tpkrA5

Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.

ICYMI: Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani and women's advocate Nina Davuluri talk about their personal journeys and t...
05/22/2019

ICYMI: Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani and women's advocate Nina Davuluri talk about their personal journeys and the role of women in #STEM.

Watch the full conversation online: asi.as/HPpsIE

TOMORROW—Stop by AsiaStore's Asian American Designer Showcase to meet jewelry designer Disha Karale, whose fascination...
05/21/2019

TOMORROW—Stop by AsiaStore's Asian American Designer Showcase to meet jewelry designer Disha Karale, whose fascination with intricate henna designs inspire her work.

Learn more: https://asi.as/v7z64j

05/21/2019
Asia Society

WATCH NOW—We're honoring this year's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize winner, the team at AP for their "China Clamps Down" series.

Yanan Wang, one of the lead writers on the series, Marjorie Miller, director of global news and enterprise at Associated Press, and The New York Times' diplomatic and international correspondent Edward Wong discuss the reporting and current media landscape.

Learn more: https://asi.as/CkKb53

Asia Society honors a team at Associated Press with the 2019 "Oz Prize" for its series “China Clamps Down” that documented how China's ruling Communist Party is asserting itself over the population in the country's far-Western Xinjiang region and explored what this has meant for religious freedom and minority rights in China.

For more info visit: https://asi.as/CkKb53

Why did the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke clash with President Obama? Listen to our latest #AsiaAbridged podcast to fi...
05/20/2019
Asia Abridged Podcast: Why Richard Holbrooke Clashed With Barack Obama

Why did the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke clash with President Obama?

Listen to our latest #AsiaAbridged podcast to find out: asi.as/INPVR1

After Obama appointed the veteran diplomat to manage U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two could not see eye to eye before Holbrooke's death in 2010. George Packer, author of a new biography on Holbrooke, explains why.

TOMORROW—We honor this year's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize winner, the team at AP for their "China Clamps Down" ser...
05/20/2019

TOMORROW—We honor this year's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize winner, the team at AP for their "China Clamps Down" series.

Yanan Wang, one of the lead writers on the series, AP's Marjorie Miller, and The New York Times' Edward Wong will discuss the reporting and current media landscape.

Learn more: https://asi.as/CkKb53

AsiaStore at Asia Society continues to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with their Asian American designe...
05/19/2019
Asian American Designer Showcase: Disha Karale

AsiaStore at Asia Society continues to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with their Asian American designer showcase series!

Stop by AsiaStore on May 22 to meet jewelry designer Disha Karale whose fascination with intricate henna designs inspire her work.

Learn more: Asian American Designer Showcase: Disha Karale

Designer Disha Karale's fascination with intricate henna designs and love of jewelry making create a collection inspired by traditional Indian henna designs.

May 23—Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by raising a glass to Asian American artists and creatives in t...
05/19/2019
Asia in America: Next Generation

May 23—Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by raising a glass to Asian American artists and creatives in the United States!

Join special honorees Devika Bhise, LUCKYRICE's Danielle Chang, and Kenzo Digital at our epic Asia in America party.

Get your tickets now: asi.as/tpkrA5

Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.

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