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Recounting First Visit to China, Orville Schell Evokes a World of Difference

 In 1975 the author worked for a month at the Dazhai model agricultural work brigade in Shanxi province. Here he helps prepare the fields for maize, peanuts and fruit. (Orville Schell)
Policy

The Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations describes his first trip to China, at a time when the country seemed to represent not only the unknown but "the unknowable."

Orville Schell: Beijing on Edge as It Gropes Way Toward New Leadership

Beijing's Tiananmen Square, photographed in October 2012. (duggadugdug/Flickr)
Policy

With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.

Schell: Obama's China 'Drive-By'

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.

Orville Schell's Top 5 Books on China and the West

Orville Schell (R) speaks to Damian Woetzl (L) and Yo Yo Ma at the opening ceremony of the US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2011. (Dong Lin)
Policy

As China rises to power in a tumultuous political and economic environment, the U.S. finds itself struggling to build a relationship with its greatest rival. Perhaps the biggest challenge in this international bridge-building is the conflict between traditional Western and Eastern ways of thinking.

Asia Society Reacts to China's Release of Artist Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Jailed dissident whose Asia Society photo exhibit begins June 29 was reportedly freed on bail.

Orville Schell: China's Direct Investment in Latin America a 'Tipping Point'

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping (L) is seen alongside Cuban President Raul Castro (R), on June 5, 2011 at Revolution Palace in Havana. China has investments in transportation, oil, appliances, communications and tourism in Cuba. (Alejandro Ernesto/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Orville Schell spoke with the Associated Press about China's recent Latin-American investment spree, and what it could mean for international trade.

Orville Schell: 'Tarnished' U.S. Needs to Learn How to Work With a More 'Combative' China

An onlooker holds the US and China flags as US President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The prominent journalist, author and Arthus Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations on China's rigid response to recent protests.

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

<i>The Melt</i> tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril.