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Excerpt: 'The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom'

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on with China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The journalist John Pomfret explores the history of U.S-China relations in his new book.

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

China's Unnerving Economic Transition

A Chinese day trader plays cards with others as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What does the "end of the Chinese miracle" means for the country's economy, government, and society? A conversation with the Financial Times' Jamil Anderlini.

Orville Schell on China's Crackdown

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Current AffairsPolicy

The scholar details worsening repression under President Xi Jinping.

#TBT: Deng Xiaoping's Historic 1979 US Visit

Deng Xiaoping speaks at a reception co-sponsored by Asia Society at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery in 1979. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit.

Wasserstrom: Recent Headlines from China 'Triggered Déjà Vu'

A statue displaying, from left, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, and Jiang Zemin, photographed in Beijing, China on August 9, 2010. (Mills Baker/Flickr)

"There is an added twist to this interplay between novelty and familiarity in recent headlines" coming out of China, notes Sinologist Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Orville Schell: Don't Mistake 'Chinese Dream' for a Horatio Alger 'Bootstraps' Story [Video]

L to R: John Delury, Orville Schell, and Jonathan Spence at Asia Society New York on July 16, 2013.
Policy

In a conversation with Yale University's Jonathan Spence, Orville Schell and John Delury launched their new book Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century last night at Asia Society New York.

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.

Photo of the Day: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Meets Deng Xiaoping

Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982 during a meeting that eventually lead to the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. The former British prime minister passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982 during a meeting that eventually lead to the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. The former British prime minister passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China's One-Child Policy Already Irrelevant?

1980s propaganda posters for the one-child policy in Guilin, China. (kattebelletje/Flickr)
Policy

Amidst speculation that the one-child policy might be coming to an end in China, Leslie Chang evaluates where it stands today.