About Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK)
Asia Society is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of the countries and cultures of Asia. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York, it is an international organization with 11 centers in the U.S. and Asia —Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Sydney, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, DC.
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by Sir Q.W. Lee, then chairman of Hang Seng Bank. It is the first overseas center of the 11 centers of Asia Society. As a leading platform for the discussion of Pan-Asian subjects and the impact of global concerns on Asia, it offers educational programs for a wide range of audience. Since the center's opening on February 9, 2012 until September 30, 2013, we hosted close to 270 programs, including lectures, exhibitions, performances, film screenings, tours, seminars and conferences, e.g. the Pacific Cities Sustainable Initiative (PCSI).