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Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Curator for Contemporary Asian and Asian-American art at the Asia Society, has had a long involvement with Asian contemporary art and is recognized as a[…]

Can local culture survive in a global community?

Question: What is your counsel?

Melissa Chiu: I think the one issue which relates in some ways to my comments about cultural sensitivity, is that many of the world’s problems I think would be prevented if we were to just simply put ourselves in another’s shoes, especially when it comes to conflict resolution. I think that there are many times when we can’t see the other person’s point of view. And if we did, I think we wouldn’t find ourselves in the kind of trouble that we are in today. So that would be my one comment that . . . that in fact . . . you know . . . let’s . . . let’s try and put ourselves in the other person’s shoes.


Recorded on: Jul 11 2007