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China's Athletics System Seeks to Learn from American Sports Culture

Chinese gymnasts pose with their medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty)
Current Affairs

Carrie Xu of the Pac-12 describes how Chinese university coaches are learning from their American counterparts.

Jimmy Chin's Perpetual Adventure

(Courtesy of Jimmy Chin)
Current Affairs

The mountaineer and photographer tells Asia Blog about all things mountains, skiing, and photography.

Roundup: Asians at the Olympics, Beyond the Games

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A proposal, a shattered taboo, a PR fail, and when just showing up is what counts.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Interview: Jordan Clarkson Celebrates His Asian-American Roots Through Basketball

NBA player Jordan Clarkson spends his time interacting with the diverse Los Angeles community. (The Alliance for a Healthier Generation/Sarah M. Golonka)
Current Affairs

"As the only Filipino-American currently playing, I want to show that there are no limits to what you can achieve, as long as you work hard and put your heart into it."

Yao Ming's Impact Went Far Beyond His Numbers

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Chinese star, who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, helped make his sport popular in China.

#TBT: Yao Ming (and a Miniature Shovel) Help Asia Society Break Ground in Houston in 2008

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society)
Current AffairsLifestyle

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Yao Ming helps Asia Society Texas Center break ground in 2008.

Interview: Hines Ward on Steeler Nation, South Korea, and the 'Mount Rushmore' of Broadcasting

Hines Ward. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

Hines Ward on his first return to South Korea in 2006: "It made me really proud of my Korean side and I am still grateful to the Korean people for their continued support and love."

Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Jeremy Lin. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

“I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview. 

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Julie Chu. (Ralph Lauren Magazine)
Lifestyle

“We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu chats with Asia Blog about being the first Asian American on the U.S. women’s hockey team.