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Interview: Afghanistan Observer Sees Same 'Failed Status Quo' Continuing After Election

Current AffairsPolicy

Speaking frankly on the eve of Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election, journalist Anand Gopal sees no end in sight for the country's 30-year conflict.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Interview: Editor of 'Unsavory' China Expat Anthology Aims to Include Range of Voices

Tom Carter (L), editor of the anthology
Lifestyle

The editor of a wide-ranging new anthology about the China expatriate experience aimed to include "something for everyone, expats and casual travelers alike," and didn't want to produce a "collection of sordid tales."

Interview: What 250 Years of Chinese History Shows About the Future

Policy

Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of Restless Empire, talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.

Interview: Gurcharan Das on Dharma, Capitalism and India's 'Robber Baron' Phase

Gurcharan Das. (BBC World Service/Flickr)
Business

The author and former India chief for Procter & Gamble shares his vision for India's future ahead of his December 5 appearance at Asia Society New York.

30-Year Throwback: What Fodor's Was Saying About China Three Decades Ago

Two foreign tourists at the Great Wall of China circa 1984. (kattebelletje/Flickr)
Lifestyle

How much has changed in 30 years? "Bargaining is almost never done" and "There is no nightlife in China" are just two of the gems uncovered in a 1984 Fodor's guide to the PRC.

Interview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teach Author Kevin Kwan His Love of Fiction

Arts

"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.

Book Excerpt: Orville Schell and John Delury on China's Path to 'Rejuvenation'

Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) by Orville Schell (top) and John Delury.
Policy

The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century later this month.

Book Excerpt: Dan Washburn's Chapter From the 'Unsavory Elements' China Anthology

Zhou Xunshu's father. (Dan Washburn)
Arts

Asia Society Managing Editor Dan Washburn takes readers to a remote village in Guizhou in this excerpt from a forthcoming book.

Interview: Anita Raghavan Gives Insider's Take on Insider Trading Scandal

Business

The author of a new book about the Galleon Group insider trading scandal says, "The elephant in the room about this story ... was the number of South Asians who were caught up in this case." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 6.