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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)
Education

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. 

#TBT: The Dalai Lama Drops By in 1979

The Dalai Lama meets Asia Society President Phillip Talbot in 1979. (Nancy Crampton)
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: The Dalai Lama's 1979 visit.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2014.
Current AffairsPolicy

Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Lush Green Valley in China

Lush green hills slope into an expansive valley in Guankeng Village, China on March 22, 2015. (Neil Young/Flickr)
Multimedia

Lush green hills slope into an expansive valley in Guankeng Village, China on March 22, 2015. (Neil Young/Flickr)

Video: Henry Paulson on What China's Economic Reforms Mean for Foreign Companies

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York on Sept. 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz)
Current AffairsPolicy

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has worked extensively with Chinese leaders, first as CEO of Goldman Sachs, then as U.S. Treasury Secretary. Ahead of his talk at Asia Society New York on April 13, hear his take on what's necessary for real economic reform in China.

Interview: Masked Chinese Activists 'Show Solidarity' with Detained Feminists

A group of masked feminists commemorates the five activists who remain detained in China.
Current Affairs

As five feminists sit in prison for planning quirky demonstrations, a group of supporters have been donning masks of their faces every day in a gesture of support.

Watch Kevin Rudd's TED Talk: How China and the US Can Achieve a 'Dream for All'

Kevin Rudd speaks at TED2015, “Truth and Dare,” Session 1, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, on March 16, 2015. (Bret Hartman/TED)
Current AffairsPolicy

Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, opened the TED2015 conference on March 16 with a talk about the future of U.S.-China relations.

Evan Osnos Profiles China's 'Most Powerful Authoritarian Leader Since Mao'

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A profile in this week's New Yorker depicts how Xi Jinping sprang from a revolutionary pedigree and went from a series of unremarkable government posts to becoming a bold hardline president.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Orville Schell Remembers Lee Kuan Yew and His 'Alternative to the Messiness of Liberal Democracy'

Hospital staff mourn the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outside the Singapore General Hospital on March 23, 2015. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Asia Society's Orville Schell describes how Singapore's founding father both forged a country and influenced much of the rest of Asia.