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How Western Economists Contributed to China's Economic Miracle

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and his wife visit with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in Washington, D.C. on January 31, 1979. (AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The author Julian Gewirtz describes how a period of Sino-Western cooperation helped shape Chinese reform.

How Mixed Chinese-Western Couples Were Treated A Century Ago

The Bund of Shanghai, China in 1907. (Kanamaru/New York Public Library Digital Collections)
Current Affairs

Emma J. Teng describes the social and legal dynamics for mixed Chinese and American couples in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Excerpt: 'The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom'

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on with China's President Xi Jinping (R) during a meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The journalist John Pomfret explores the history of U.S-China relations in his new book.

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"The effacement and erasure of Asians, Asian Americans and other minorities or people of color still continues to this day in the U.S."

Interview: Historian Erika Lee on the 'Traumatic' History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S.

Historian Erika Lee lectures to a class. (Patrick O'Leary)
Current Affairs

The preeminent immigration historian discusses her family’s hardship coming to the U.S., how stereotypes of Chinese immigrants are shifting, and how Asian Americans remain “invisible” in many ways.

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

#TBT: After Half a Century, Shinto Deity Returns to Asia Society Museum

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg view The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the opening of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, February 2016. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

For "Throwback Thursday," we reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A Kamakura period Japanese sculpture on display twice at Asia Society, 56 years apart. 

24 Colorized Photos of Sri Lanka From a Century Ago

Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs recently released by the New York Public Library show daily life on the island during the British colonial period.

#TBT: In 2010, Cosplayers Descend on Asia Society

On October 15, 2010, audience members join Japanese singer Reni Mimura onstage for a performance during a cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York. (Elaine Merguerian/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2010 cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York.