Asia Society

Society by James Whittle

From left: Takashi Murakami, gala host Melissa Chiu and Emmanuel Perrotin. Photo: James Whittle

The Asia Society hosted an art-gala benefit dinner in Admiralty, honouring Asian artists Lee Ufan, Nyoman Masriadi and Zeng Fanzhi.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 1:12pm

Asia Society exhibition offers a glimpse into a bright design future

William Lim's wind chime features 1,200 strips of bamboo and is lit using solar energy.

Although design showcases are popping up everywhere, this intriguing show, curated by the director of Tokyo's Mori Art Museum, Fumio Nanjo, marks a significant development in the style and quality of work.

18 Feb 2013 - 6:42pm

An explosion of beauty

Arts and war don't mix. Or then again, sometimes they do.

If you need proof, consider this: The Asia Society Hong Kong Center has found a new home at what was once a depot for gunpowder and explosives.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Heritage caught up in club mentality

From today, a secluded heritage site in the heart of Hong Kong will be officially open to the public for the first time in more than 170 years. Formerly the explosives magazine site of the British garrison, the military compound in Admiralty has been turned into the headquarters of the Asia Society, a non-profit US organisation seeking to promote Americans' understanding of this region.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

There's no accounting for staff disgruntlement

There appears to be some unhappiness at the Hong Kong office of Deloitte, if our picture is anything to go by. The first notice says 'Our office hours start at 8.30am, NOT 9am, 9.30am, 10am, nor 10.30 am - Your longest serving partner', which elicited the response in the second notice below.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Asia Society short HK$80m for conserving Admiralty military site

The Asia Society is struggling to raise HK$80 million to conserve a prime military heritage site in Admiralty that will open next month as its new headquarters, but with limited public access.

Antiquities advisers say the society should allow greater public access rather than restrict visitors to several guided tours a week.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Asia Society's co-chairs 'to build a shared future'

The Asia Society's president has defended the appointment of Hang Lung chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung as its co-chair, the first time the body has appointed an Asian to the position, to be shared with a former US government official.

The Hong Kong property tycoon (pictured) will serve as co-chair with Henrietta Holsman Fore.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Asia Society takes half-step forward

No one can accuse the Asia Society of being over-hasty. After a mere 55 years, the influential body dedicated to strengthening ties between Asia and the United States has named an Asian to lead it - Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

What the public can expect

The Asia Society's land lease for the former explosives magazine requires that it open all non-office areas to the public.

The public will be able to visit the museum and attend exhibitions and programmes at the centre, and be charged admission fees similar to public arts venues. Guided tours of some buildings will be arranged.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Four cannons found at Admiralty site

Four wartime cannons were unearthed from the former site of Victoria Barracks in Admiralty, driving scores of people from the British consulate and the British Council onto the street while bomb experts were called in.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Events Diary

Today, HK: Asia Society luncheon: 'Japan's next challenge: In search of a new economic and social model'.

Tomorrow, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Zhejiang Anhui study mission briefing luncheon and coming China committee Beijing mission briefing session' (in Putonghua).

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: Asia Society evening: 'The Jardine Matheson story and the founding of Hong Kong'. HK Club.

Hong Kong Productivity Council conference: 'Technological solution leading to blue sky'. HKPC Building.

Monday, January 15, HK: Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Strengthening the Canada-China trade relationship'.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Events diary

Wednesday, January 10, HK: Asia Society luncheon: 'China's foreign policy and recent developments in international affairs'. Hong Kong Club.

Thursday, January 11, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast seminar: 'Remote working and related policies/challenges'. Ritz-Carlton.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: Asia Society luncheon: 'Sustaining infrastructure development in Asia'. Club Lusitano.

Tomorrow, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Composing a life'. Ritz-Carlton.

Wednesday, September 6, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Britain and the Pearl River Delta'. Hong Kong Club.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Tomorrow, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The visible and invisible menace: Regional air pollution challenges and responses'. Hong Kong Club.

Asia Society evening: 'Asia's role in addressing global imbalances'. Hong Kong Club.

Wednesday, July 19, HK: British Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon. Quarterdeck Club Hong Kong.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am