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Capturing the 'Unbelievable, Inexhaustible' Story of China

Michael Wood (Courtesy of PBS)
Arts

The filmmaker Michael Wood describes his new documentary series tackling the sweep of Chinese history.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Syria's Future, Oxycontin's Spread, and the Life of a Chinese Linguistics Giant

A photo taken on March 4, 2015 shows a banner bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a street in the city of Damascus. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Each week, Asia Society brings you a roundup of the most interesting Asia-related content curated by our staff, officers, and affiliates.

What Trump Has in Common With Mao

A soldier stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Matt Spurr/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Orville Schell likens Trump's populist vows to upend the existing order to Mao Zedong.

Excerpt: 'The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom'

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on with China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The journalist John Pomfret explores the history of U.S-China relations in his new book.

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

Orville Schell on China's Crackdown

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Current AffairsPolicy

The scholar details worsening repression under President Xi Jinping.

Interview: How 'Frustrated Ideologue' Mao Zedong’s Failing Bureaucracy Derailed China

Children in Taiyuan, China in 2011 celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Stanford sociologist Andrew G. Walder discusses his new book about how some of the worst man-made catastrophes in China's history were able to unfold.

'Assignment: China' Documentary Looks at Mao's Death and 'the End of an Era'

Mao Zedong's body on display for mourners after his death in September 1976. (Xinhua)
Current Affairs

Film by Mike Chinoy looks at the tumultuous events of China in the mid-1970s through the eyes of the foreign correspondents who covered them.

Video: The World According to Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger and Zhu Min on stage at the launch of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

At the official launch of the Asia Society Policy Institute, the former U.S. Secretary of State offers observations on matters as diverse as America's "pivot" to Asia, China's past and present leaders, and why he doesn't use social media.