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Leading Chinese Archaeologist Offers Glimpse into Life of Han Dynasty King

January 13, 2016

In November, preeminent Chinese archaeologist, Li Zebin, gave a presentation at The Asia Foundation in San Francisco about the excavation he helped lead on what is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in recent years…

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Leading Disability Advocate Examines Draft Disability Law in Indonesia

December 2, 2015

Like many countries, Indonesia is accelerating efforts to implement its commitment as a 2011 signatory to the International Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), particularly as the newly minted 2030 Sustainable Development Goals…

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A Chinese Journalist Discusses Sino-U.S. Relations with Ten Top U.S. Scholars

September 23, 2015

America’s willingness to accommodate China’s growing political and economic power will be crucial to U.S.-China relations. That was the observation of journalist Liu Yang, deputy newsroom director of China’s Global Times, who visited the U.S. recently as The Asia Foundation’s L. Z. Yuan Fellow in Media and International Relations.

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Asia Foundation Development Fellows

September 23, 2015

On Sept. 28, The Asia Foundation’s 2015 Development Fellows presented Asian Perspectives 2015: Challenges and Voices for Asia’s Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., capping an outstanding year of skills, leadership, and network building. Watch the live stream here, and view a moving new film that captures this inspiring group of […]

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LankaCorps: A Conversation with Dr. Naj Nagendran

July 22, 2015

Last week in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation held a fund-raising event to present its LankaCorps Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in post-conflict Sri Lanka. Each year since 2012, the Foundation has selected an outstanding group of young people…

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In Memoriam

Cheng Siwei, 1935–2015

July 22, 2015

One of China’s most prominent economists, and a major figure in that nation’s economic transformation, Cheng Siwei, passed away on July 12 at the age of 80. Known as the father of China’s ChiNext stock market, and a key player in the development of China’s venture capital sector, Mr. Cheng’s distinguished career included vice-chairmanship of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress…

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Urbanization, Smart Cities, and the “Sludge Judge” – A Conversation with Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia

June 10, 2015

In Asia sat down recently with renowned Indian economist Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, The Asia Foundation’s latest Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visitor, during her American visit. Dr. Ahluwalia is chairperson of the board of governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi, where she is leading a…

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The Museum as Keeper of Memory – a Conversation with Pierre Baptiste

June 10, 2015

Pierre Baptiste, a well-known specialist in ancient Khmer and Cham art, visited San Francisco this spring as The Asia Foundation’s Brayton Wilbur Jr. Fellow in Asian Art. A senior curator at the Musée Guimet in Paris, Mr. Baptiste has also taught at the Faculty of Archaeology of the Royal University of Cambodia in Phnom…

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SLIDESHOW

Asia Foundation Development Fellows Travel to Singapore and Nepal

April 1, 2015

During the first two weeks of March, the 2015 class of Asia Foundation Development Fellows traveled to Singapore and Nepal for training and on-the-ground development experience. Asia Foundation Development Fellows are highly talented individuals under age 40 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, integrity, and leadership potential in their professional fields and the larger community.

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A Conversation with Korea Journalist and Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim

March 18, 2015

Veteran Korean journalist Seung Ryun Kim, assistant editor at Channel A’s political desk, prime-time host, and 2014-15 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, recently visited Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco. Kim is the 27th Asian journalist sponsored by The Asia Foundation for this fellowship program since 1956.

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