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Asia Abridged Podcast: Will Change Come to China?

A vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (Right) to visitors at the underpass outside the Great Hall of the People. (Feng Li/Getty)
Current Affairs

New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.

Asia Abridged Podcast: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Actress Constance Wu was cast to portray Rachel Chu, the protagonist in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel 'Crazy Rich Asians.' (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Kevin Kwan and director Jon Chu discuss why the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is important for Asian Americans and for diversity in general. 

Asia Abridged Podcast: North Korea Tests Trump

Rockets are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Analysts look at the options for dealing with the nuclear crisis unfolding on the Korean peninsula.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran, Trump, and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, analysts discuss the status of the Iran nuclear deal and how it has influenced American and Iranian politics.

Asia Abridged Podcast: India's Missing Women Workers

An Indian labourer works at a brick factory near Allahabad on April 30, 2017. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The award-winning journalist Ellen Barry explores why so many Indian women are dropping from the workforce. 

Asia In-Depth Podcast: How North Korea Is Already Changing From the Inside

A group of North Korean teenagers clap as they watch a performance in Pyongyang. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

How a great famine gave birth to a young generation that's changing North Korea from the inside.

Asia Abridged Podcast: The Period of 'Maximum Danger' for the U.S. and China

Chinese soldiers march in formation passed Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City during a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty)
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, Howard French discusses how history shapes China's territorial ambitions and how that could be a recipe for conflict.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Padma Lakshmi's New York Memories

Padma Lakshmi at Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

In this podcast short, Lakshmi discusses her New York roots, her Desi identity, the Indian food she’s dying to see on Top Chef, and why she has no love for Disney princesses.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: American Universities in China — Free Speech Bastions or Threat to Academic Freedom?

A student walks past the entrance to New York University's Shanghai campus. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Asia In-Depth explores the controversies surrounding American universities like NYU that have established campuses in China.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: Donald Trump and Asia

As Donald Trump prepares to take power, he has some leaders in the Asia Pacific on edge. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The new American president ran a campaign that promised to dramatically shake up the U.S. role in the world. The Asia Society Podcast explores what this might mean for Asia.