The folk musician's relationship with the Asian country predates her musical career.
Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.
When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."
The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.
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