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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.

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

Arts

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.

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.

'Midnight in Peking' Author Offers Tips on Getting Your Book About China Published

Midnight in Peking author Paul French.
Arts

Author Paul French, whose wildly successful book Midnight in Peking was awarded the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime last night in New York, visited Asia Society Studios earlier this week to offer some advice for aspiring authors hoping to write the next great China book.