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Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

Photo of the Day: The Cage Within, China

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A bird cage hangs inside a house in Shanghai, China on April 7, 2012. (Mark Heath/Flickr)

Video: Sean Leow on China's Bottom-Up Surge in Creativity

Sean Leow, co-founder of the Shanghai agency NeochaEDGE, at Asia Society New York on March 9, 2012.
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Sean Leow, co-founder of NeoEDGE, discusses China's emerging creative community, and the "neo-traditionalist" style taking hold there.

Photo of the Day: Fierce Pandas on the Streets of Shanghai

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Striking street art in Shanghai, China captured through an iPhone application on January 24, 2012. (Davidag /Flickr)

Five Things US Schools Can Learn From the Rest of the World

Students in Shanghai have seen vast improvements in their education system. (Flickr/Kyle Taylor)
Education

We now know that a number of other countries — primarily Asian nations — have gotten a lot better at education than the U.S. What are the lessons for U.S. schools?

Interview: Sean Leow on Where to Find Creativity in China [Images]

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Co-founder of Shanghai-based creative collective NeochaEDGE, Leow speaks to Asia Blog in advance of his March 9 multimedia presentation on China's creative scene at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Ryan Pyle, an 'Anthropologist With a Camera' in China [Photos]

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Photographer Ryan Pyle discusses his wide selection of stunning black and white photos from China with the Asia Blog.

Video: Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society

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Watch a video of a robotic Confucius in a steel cage, an installation part of a larger exhibition by international artist Zhang Huan on view at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.  

Not Your Father's Confucius

Visitors to the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China, react to a sculpture of Confucius by artist Zhang Huan. (Rockbund Art Museum)
Arts

For the better part of two millennia, Confucius and his ideas of social harmony and responsibility have been venerated throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. As these countries confronted the challenges of modernity in the 20th century, however, people began to look critically at the legacy of the sage from Lu.

Photo of the Day: China's Stock Index

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Chinese investors monitor screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on August 13, 2010.