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Asia Society

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Works: 849 works in 1,565 publications in 3 languages and 38,896 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Periodicals  Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Catalogs 
Roles: Other, Editor, Collector, Publisher, Producer, isb
Classifications: N7260, 950
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Encyclopedia of Asian history( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles that survey the full scope of Asian history, discussing major historical events and periods from Bronze Age China to modern India, looking at the geography of the continent, profiling over 1,200 influential men and women, and examining aspects of Asian culture and society
China briefing 2000 : the continuing transformation( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archives of Asian art by Asia Society( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Literatures of India : an introduction by Edward C Dimock( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea briefing : toward reunification by Kong Dan Oh( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's foreign relations in the 1980s( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and China's revolution by Melissa Chiu( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes an in-depth look at the period between the 1950s and 1970s, focusing on the formation of a new visual culture and how it was given priority over artistic traditions such as ink painting. This was part of a broader national program to modernize China, and it had a great impact on artists and their work
Asia( )

in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the wind : the literature of the Vietnam war : an interpretative critique by Timothy J Lomperis( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade following the American defeat in Vietnam has been filled with doubts about American politics and values, confusion over the lessons of the war, and anger about the physical and psychological suffering that occurred during the war as well as thereafter. In the years since the U.S. withdrawal, our need to make sense of Vietnam has prompted an outpouring of thinking and writing, from scholarly reappraisals of American foreign policy to highly personal accounts of participants. On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literature - including novels, personal accounts, and oral histories - which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home
Calligraphy in the arts of the Muslim world by Anthony Welch( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calligraphy occupies the central place in Islam's visual culture, yet Western art history has focussed far more on Islam's figural than on its calligraphic arts, and there is little awareness of the art that pervades Islamic civilization. This state of relative neglect has provided much of the initial impetus for this exhibition and this book; each in its way is an attempt to create balance in our understanding of one of the worlds great cultures. But the subejct is too vast and even too diffuse. What is presented here is a small sampling of the aesthetic, cultural, and scholarly wealth available. -- Preface
Southeast Asia : problems of United States policy by William Henderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual vessels of bronze age China by Max Loehr( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monks and merchants : Silk Road treasures from Northwest China Gansu and Ningxia 4th-7th century by Annette L Juliano( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning works in precious metals, glass, and stone--many recently excavated and virtually unknown outside China--shed new light on a pivotal epoch in Chinese history. From the 4th through 7th century, monks and merchants freely traveled along the fabled Silk Road, linking China with the west, propagating Buddhism, and purveying exotic goods and artifacts that fundamentally transformed Chinese culture and society. This sumptuous volume, the first to explore the magnificent treasures and sites of China's northwest section of the Silk Road, accompanies an exhibition at the Asia Society in New York. The text by an international team of scholars illuminates the importance of the region in this period of fertile cross-cultural exchanges between Eastern and Western Asia
The evolution of the Buddha image by Asia Society( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of an exhibition shown in the galleries of Asia House as an activity of the Asia Society. The text, by a Harvard professor, is a survey of the theme
Designed for pleasure : the world of Edo Japan in prints and paintings, 1680-1860( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the floating world of popular culture centered in Edo [modern Tokyo] during the period between 1680 and 1860, when Japan transformed itself from an agrarian to a booming commercial economy. By 1710, Edo was the largest city in the world, with a population of over a million. We know so much about this time in part because of the vast body of imagery created and treasured by succeeding generations. The artists and writers held a looking glass up to their heady world and, in the process, to themselves. Fads and fashions proliferated, and this highly literate, consumer-driven society insisted on being up to date. Innovative color printing techniques fed the demand for ever-new information
Indonesian political thinking, 1945-1965 by Herbert Feith( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One way or another : Asian American art now by Asia Society( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Asian American artists--with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters--grapple with issues of identity in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors. Whereas many Asian American artists of a previous generation directly referred to an Asian sense of self in their works, it can be argued that younger Asian American artists only sometimes make reference to it or omit it entirely. This creatively designed book focuses on recent works by seventeen Asian American artists born in the late 1960s and 1970s--including Patty Chang, Kaz Oshiro, and Jean Shin--to explore this pivotal generation of artists, the prevalent themes in their art, and the different ways they configure identity in their work. One Way or Another features examples of painting, sculpture, and video and installation art--many previously unpublished--and includes essays that discuss the shifting meaning of Asian America over the last decade and address the issues of mixed heritage and the emergence of an evolving Asian American identity in an increasingly globalized society
Japanese arts of the Heian period, 794-1185 by John M Rosenfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the Korean potter; Silla, Koryŏ, Yi by Robert P Griffing( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts of the Islamic book : the collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan by Anthony Welch( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan contains some of the world's finest examples of painting and calligraphy and is perhaps the most important private Muslim collection of Islamic art. This volume, richly illustrated with 24 color plates and 101 black-and-white photographs, provides a brief history of the collection and offers a generous selection of paintings, manuscripts, calligraphies, bindings, and drawings that spans the geographic range of Islamic art from North Africa to India. Detailed discussions of each illustration introduce readers to the major patrons and artists in the development of the arts of the precious book. Anthony Welch and Stuart Cary Welch have selected the most magnificent pages from the prince's collection for this volume. Included are portraits of the great Mughal rulers of India, paintings from the pages of a sixteenth-century Shahnamah (Book of Kings) of Iran, and stunning examples of calligraphy. Among the Muslim manuscripts represented are Qur̕ans from North Africa, Ottoman Turkey, Iran, and India; historical works such as the Ottoman illustrated manuscript of the Tuhfet ul-Leta̕if; philosophical treatises such as the Ethics of Nasir al-Din Tusi of India; and literary works such as the late-sixteenth-century Anvar-i Suhayli, commissioned and probably illustrated by the leading Safavid Iranian painter Sadiqi Bek. -- Inside jacket flap
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Encyclopedia of Asian history
Covers
China briefing 2000 : the continuing transformationKorea briefing : toward reunificationChina's foreign relations in the 1980sArt and China's revolutionMonks and merchants : Silk Road treasures from Northwest China Gansu and Ningxia 4th-7th centuryDesigned for pleasure : the world of Edo Japan in prints and paintings, 1680-1860One way or another : Asian American art now
Alternative Names

controlled identityConference on Asian Affairs, Inc.

AS

Asia Society and Museum

Asia Society Museum

Niu-yüeh Ya-chou hsieh hui

Ya-chou hsieh hui

Ya-chou hsieh hui (Asia Society)

Ya zhou xie hui

Yazhou xie hui

亞洲協會

Languages
English (177)

German (1)

Chinese (1)