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Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China's Rise Underestimated 'Power of the People'

CBS News correspondent Dan Rather arrives in Beijing in Feb. 1972. (Courtesy Ed Fouhy)
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The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.

To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
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"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."

Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering 'Booming' Asia [Video]

Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama at his residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, in July 2007. (DanRather.com)
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In part four of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years.

Required Reading: 2012 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Finalists

"Required reading for all who want to better understand this dynamic region," the finalists for Asia Society's 2012 Bernard Schwartz Book Award have now been announced.

Multimedia: 6 Asia-Related Controversies From the London Olympics

Referee urges Indonesian and South Korean athletes to play fairly in women's doubles badminton match on July 31, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
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It's not just the 300 events in 26 sports over 16 days that made the Olympics exciting. It's also the scandals, specifically the Asian ones that kept viewers hooked on Olympics news.

Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. (Jay Directo/AFP/GettyImages)
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A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Stumbles Again at Olympics; Twitter, Weibo React

Liu Xiang of China sits on the track after getting injured in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lifestyle At the 110-meter men's hurdles heats at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, Chinese favorite Liu Xiang — a one-time Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder — stumbled yet again, failing to get over even the first hurdle.

The Rehabilitation of Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck by Freeman Elliot. Oil on canvas, 1964. (Pearl S. Buck International)
Arts

We revisit the history of writer Pearl Buck, who catapulted into international celebrity (and a Nobel Prize in Literature) virtually overnight from obscurity and semi-poverty.

Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.
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United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region.