Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York as a not-for-profit, non-governmental educational organization, Asia Society is a leading educational institution dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
As one of the 12 centers of Asia Society, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank. In February 2012, ASHK established its new permanent home in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Through conservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a group of historic structures on a former British military site, the new ASHK premises combines heritage conservation with a distinctive modern aesthetic, complete with world-class arts, performance and conference facilities. These facilities enable ASHK to offer an even broader selection of programs in the form of lectures, performances, film screenings and art exhibitions to members of the public.