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

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"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

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"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.
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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)
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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

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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.
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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.

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

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Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

More About the Iranian Prison Film Jon Stewart is Leaving 'Daily Show' to Direct

For those of you looking for a little more information on what Stewart's directorial debut will be about, we've got you covered. Maziar Bahari appeared at Asia Society New York in 2011 to discuss 'Then They Came For Me.'

Video: Who Will Be China's Psy?

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Author Jonathan Campbell says that if Chinese rock 'n' roll were to take off globally, he hopes it would be in "a more serious way" than just "a crazy video with a silly dance."

Interview: Novelist Hari Kunzru on Mo Yan, Misogyny and National Indentity

Hari Kunzru at a book signing of his novel
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"I consider Indians writing in English as writers, first and foremost," says award-winning author and journalist Hari Kunzru. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10.