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How the Asian Financial Crisis Led to China’s Massive Graduate Unemployment

Students pack into a Chengdu, China job fair in 2005. Some 40,000 students competed for 10,000 jobs at the fair. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Education

A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: American Universities in China — Free Speech Bastions or Threat to Academic Freedom?

A student walks past the entrance to New York University's Shanghai campus. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Asia In-Depth explores the controversies surrounding American universities like NYU that have established campuses in China.

Learning Languages Is More Than Just About Communication

(Jennifer Hakes/Yinghua Academy)
Education

An interview with Chris Livaccari, whose new book touts the many virtues of multilingualism

Documentary Depicts 'Cultural Assimilation' of Tibetan Students in Coastal China

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Current AffairsEducation

For three decades, the Chinese government has been sponsoring education for elite Tibetan middle-schoolers, but at a cost to their culture.

How Chinese Girls Can Bring Down the Rural Patriarchy

Tien Ching poses with girls in the EGRC program. (Tien Ching)
Current Affairs

Tien Ching describes a dire situation for women in China's countryside and explains why many are becoming less accepting of unequal treatment. 

2016: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Dancers perform during the regional premier of H.T. Chen & Dancer’s ‘South of Gold Mountain,’ at Asia Society Texas on May 31, 2016. The piece that pays tribute to Chinese immigrants who settled in the deep south. (Asia Society/Lynn Lane Photography)
Current Affairs

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year. 

Memos to Donald Trump, From the Asia Society Family

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From climate change to human rights to education, we offer our personal recommendations to the president-elect.

Why Japan Must 'Change the Minds of a Million Teachers'

Students at a primary school in Japan. (Center for Global Education/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.

PISA Results Show Need to Address Inequity in Education

Andreas Schleicher speaks at Asia Society in New York on December 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”

The Challenges in Bringing Global Education to China

Students in Guizhou, China. (Thomas Galvez/Flickr)
Current AffairsEducation

Educational psychologist Kit-Tai Hau discusses how China can bridge the rural-urban education divide, and where global competence falls amid a tough political environment.