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Slideshow: Inside Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Ai Weiwei's 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,' now on view at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan until July 15, 2011. (Shreeya Sinha/Asia Society)

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu explains the history and cultural significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads in New York City. 

A Confidence in Style: Designer Han Feng

Designer Han Feng's

AsiaStore designer Han Feng opens up about her journey in an exclusive interview with Asia Society.   

Interview: Author Zha Jianying on Grappling With a Rising China

Photo of Zha Jianying by Alexander Zolli.

Zha Jianying will be appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Monday, May 16 to discuss her new book Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.

Video: Average Pakistani Would 'Rather Have a Relationship With China' Than the US

Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan hold placards during a rally in Islamabad on May 8, 2011 against the U.S. raid that killed the Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamabad-based Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan discusses how Pakistan's youth have reacted to Osama bin Laden's death and the diplomatic fallout that followed.

Ongoing US-China Talks Add to Interest in Report on Chinese Direct Investment

Cover of China's <em>Century Weekly</em> magazine for the week of May 17, 2011.

Asia Society report attracts attention during the Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the United States and China.

Faiysal AliKhan: Relief, Shock Mark Pakistani Reaction to Bin Laden News

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan speaking from Islamabad via Skype on May 6, 2011 (video below).

An Asia Society Fellow in Islamabad describes reactions on the ground in Pakistan to Osama bin Laden's death. 

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

Ai Weiwei's <i>Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads</i> now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)

A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Lauds Report on Chinese Investment, but has Harsh Words for China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking at the launch of an Asia Society paper entitled An American Door?, Gary Locke, nominated to be the next Ambassador to China, warned that China has been "narrowing its commercial environment" to U.S investors.

Should America Be Afraid of Chinese Investment?

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, shown here in Washington, DC in Jan. 2011, delivers the keynote at Asia Society's report launch in DC on May 4, 2011. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the US prepared for direct investment from China?

Video: Cleaning Asia's Longest River 'A Thankless Job'

Workers clear heaps of trash outside the sluice gates at the Three Gorges dam near Yichang in central China's Hubei province on June 10, 2003. (AFP/Getty Images)

Don't Cry, Three Gorges is the latest documentary short from the Asia Society's China Green project.