Operatic bass Hao Jiang Tian reminisces about and performs the songs that highlight his tumultuous journey from the Cultural Revolution to the Metropolitan Opera. Tian is the first Chinese-born opera singer to achieve fame and a lasting success on world stages, but audiences know nothing about his childhood in a revolutionary household and his seven […]
Gandhi’s legacy and the Satya Graha movement have proved potent inspiration not only for the freedom movement in India, but elsewhere in the world including the American Civil Rights movement and the freedom movement in South Africa. In this program composer Philip Glass and Asia Society president Vishakha Desai engage in a lively discussion on […]
China’s two legislative bodies met in March 2008
Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) Party, spoke at the Asia Society about the need to pave the way for democratic governance in Pakistan.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was appointed Foreign Minister of Afghanistan following the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, and he maintained the position until March 2006. In this interview with Nermeen Shaikh, he discusses the failures of the war on terrorism, the current situation in Afghanistan, and the role of Pakistan in contributing to the worsening […]