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Interview: Author Zha Jianying on Grappling With a Rising China

Photo of Zha Jianying by Alexander Zolli.
Arts Zha Jianying will be appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Monday, May 16 to discuss her new book Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.

Video: Peter Bergen Argues Pakistan Too Big to Fail

In New York on May 5, 2011, Peter Bergen reflects on his meeting with Osama bin Laden and discusses the future of al Qaeda with Joe Klein. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
Policy

Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society. 

Peter Bergen Lands Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Book Deal

Peter Bergen, second from right, with Osama bin Laden in 1997.
Lifestyle

The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

Video Highlights: Joseph Lelyveld Discusses Gandhi

Biographer Joseph Lelyveld discusses the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2011.
Lifestyle

Joseph Lelyveld discussed his controversial new Gandhi biography at the Asia Society in New York on April 7.

Gandhi Biographer: 'I Aim to Be Provocative, Not Offensive'

Joseph Lelyveld and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Lelyveld photo by Janny Scott)
Lifestyle

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld, appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 7, adds that he never used the word "bisexual" in his new book Great Soul.

Controversial Book on Mahatma Gandhi Makes Waves Across India

Indian boys sitting on the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in Aug. 2009. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Great Soul — Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, the new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times editor Joseph Lelyveld, has stirred controversy and anger in India over references to the Father of India's alleged racism, bisexuality, sexual perversion, and even political ineptitude that could actually have impeded India's independence struggle.

An Emerging Economic Divide

Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and author of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.
Policy

The interdependent nature of the US and Asian markets is the subject of Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Simon Tay's new book Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

William Dalrymple on 'The Muslims in the Middle'

Historian and journalist William Dalrymple reads from his 2010 book <i>Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India</i>.
Lifestyle Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.

Honorable Detective Turn Up in Highbrow Magazine

<i>Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History</i> (Norton, 2010) by Yunte Huang.
Lifestyle

Real-life sleuthing uncovers the Chinese American hero behind a pulp stereotype.