Zhu Jinshi<br/>
Born 1954, Beijing, People’s Republic of China<br/>
<em>The Ship of Time</em> 2018<br/>
rice paper, bamboo, cotton (thread)<br/>
300 .0 x 300.0 x 1200.0 cm (variable)<br/>
The White Rabbit Collection, Sydney<br/>
© Zhu Jinshi<br/>

Lowy Institute at NGV: Mapping Power in Asia

Wed 17 Jul 19, 6.30pm–8pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Hearing loops and accessible seating are available.

Global wealth and power are shifting eastwards, changing the way the region – and indeed the world – works politically and strategically. Lowy Institute Program Director Hervé Lemahieu, the principal researcher behind the Asia Power Index, and Bonnie Bley, Research Fellow, take audiences on a visual and analytical journey through the changing distribution of power in Asia.

This marks the Australian launch of the 2019 Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, the largest study of power in the region ever undertaken.

Includes an opportunity to view A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection from 5.15–6.15pm, an exhibition showing works by contemporary Chinese artists, presented by the NGV in collaboration with White Rabbit Gallery.

Following the presentation, continue the conversation in the NGV Members Lounge over drinks from 7.30–8pm.


Hervé Lemahieu is Director of the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program at the Lowy Institute. Hervé leads the research for the annual Asia Power Index – launched by the Institute in 2018 – and developed the project methodology to map the changing distribution of power in the region. Hervé joined Lowy from the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was previously a consultant at Oxford Analytica. Hervé has an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, and an MA with first-class honours in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews.

Bonnie Bley is a Research Fellow for the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program at the Lowy Institute and one of the principal researchers behind the Asia Power Index. Bonnie also leads the research on the Global Diplomacy Index, a digital project which maps the diplomatic networks of 60 countries. Bonnie joined the Institute from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and studied at University College London (UCL) and the University of Bologna.

Talks and discussions Asia Contemporary International NGV International