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Watch: 'Deeply, Deeply' Patriotic Song Featuring China's President Debuts During New Year Gala

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on January 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Fred Dufour/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Give My Heart to You," broadcast to some 700 million viewers on Wednesday, was set to a montage of triumphant imagery of President Xi Jinping.

Interview: Mohsin Hamid Traces 'Discontent' Across Cultures in Globe-Trotting New Collection

Author Mohsin Hamid at an Asia Society India Centre dinner in Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"There are writers in Pakistan who are far braver than I am," says the acclaimed novelist, ahead of his February 23 talk at Asia Society New York.

Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
Current Affairs

Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)
ArtsCurrent AffairsLifestyle

The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating their way through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed."

Interview: How China's 'Super Consumers' Are Changing the World

Chinese shoppers walk through a small department store in a shopping district in central Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Veteran business leader Savio Chan explains how Chinese are spending more on themselves every year, altering not only their own economy but Western ones as well. Author talk at Asia Society Texas Center on February 18.

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.

Photos: Expat Writer Documents Life in a Chinese Village Called Wasteland

The village of Wasteland, in northeastern China. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Photos by author Michael Meyer illustrate the transition from tradition to modernity that much of rural China is experiencing. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 18.

Video: ChinaFile Editor Sees 'Cyber Sovereignty' as Another Brick in the Great Firewall

A netizen surfs the web at an Internet cafe in Yichang city, Hubei province. (Yi Chang—Imagine China/Zuma Press)
Current Affairs

Appearing on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Jonathan Landreth explains what's driving Beijing's severe new crackdown on access to the Internet.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

(ChinaFotoPress/Stringer)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.