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Expert: China's Growth Doesn't Need to Lead to Environmental Deterioration

Smog in central Shanghai. (oliverlaumann/Flickr)
Policy

According to a recent Asia Society report by Senior Advisor Dr. Junjie Zhang, sustainable development and economic growth in China do not need to be mutually exclusive.

Multimedia: How Savvy Chinese People Avoid Toxic Food, Goods Produced in China

Changsha businessman Wei Xingyu milks a goat he raised himself, out of distrust of Chinese milk products. (VOC.com.cn)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Many Chinese are now taking matters into their own hands, and going to great lengths, to avoid consuming toxic foods and drugs.

Interview: Pankaj Mishra's Eye-Opening Asian Perspective on Modern History

Pankaj Mishra (L), author of 'From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia' (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012).
Arts

The versatile Indian critic and journalist's latest book is an engaging account of Asian intellectuals whose anti-colonial ideas helped shape the modern world.

Video: What Will Happen If China's Largest Freshwater Lake Dries Up?

Drought and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges Dam have reduced the surface size of Poyang Lake from about 3,500 km to 200 km.
Multimedia

A new documentary short from Asia Society's China Green project examines both the causes of Poyang Lake's frequent droughts and their ruinous environmental consequences.

A Farewell Message From Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai [Video]

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's final day at Asia Society is August 29, 2012. She joined the organization 22 years ago.
Multimedia

On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization.

Interview: A Video for Chinese People 'Concerned About the Air They Breathe'

Multimedia

After months of documenting China's air quality, Asia Society's China Air Daily project will now take its findings to an international photography festival in China's Shanxi Province.

Asia Society's La Frances Hui on the Subversive Humor of Stephen Chow

Hong Kong screen icon Stephen Chow (L) in  'Fight Back to School II' (1992).
Arts

Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui offers an appreciation of the seemingly nonsensical humor of Stephen Chow for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Lung Yingtai: Culture Can Reveal 'Hidden Wounds' on Both Sides of Taiwan Strait

Writer and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's first-ever Minister of Culture, at Asia Society New York on August 22, 2012.
Policy

Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Interview: Punk Music and Protest in China and Russia

Wu Hao, guitarist for Beijing-based indie-punk band SUBS, performs at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, May 2009. (Josh Chin/Flickr)
Arts

Fascinating things happen, the Pussy Riot trial reminds us, when music is used to give the finger to a stagnant government — especially an authoritarian one.

Interview: For Hong Kong and China, Are 'Locusts' the New Anchor Babies?

Hong Kong protesters holding up signs that say
Policy

Asia Society fellow Jeff Wasserstrom weighs in on recent public surge in anti-mainland Chinese sentiment in Hong Kong.