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Bilingual Comedian Hopes to Make Learning About China More Fun With New Web Series

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American Jesse Appell, creator of the new bi-weekly web series 'The Great LOL of China,' discusses doing comedy in China and why he's doing the show.

'Questioning My Own Culture' and Other Ways Chinese Learners Say Mandarin Unexpectedly Changed Them

Student reads from a Chinese language textbook. (Adek Berry/Getty)

In the wake of Asia Society's 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, accomplished students of Mandarin share what they've gained from the language.

Interview: For Asia Society Staffer, Teaching Chinese to Prisoners Demonstrated 'Power of Education'

Inmate in New York State carries a book through a prison corridor. (Bard Prison Initiative promotional film screen grab; Winton/duPont Films)

Yun Qin, who taught Mandarin to inmates at a maximum security prison in New York State, recounts her experience ahead of next week's National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. 

Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

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As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets

A Shanghai tailor's shop, photographed on July 21, 2011. (Lynn Lin/Flickr)

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society's Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations

A student in Shanghai. (Kyle Taylor/Flickr)

Shanghai's world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.

Video: Building Sustainable, Long-Lasting Chinese Language Programs for US Schools

Third grade students line up for a sentence structure activity in Ms. Chang's class at the Fresh Meadow School in Queens, New York.

A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)

Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Video: 'Artful Recluse' Showcases Chinese Painting and Poetry of a Turbulent Time


Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores the concept of reclusion in Chinese art shaped by political and social changes in China during the 17th century.