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Photos: Prominent Journalists, Scholars Turn Out for Asia Society's ChinaFile Launch

L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn and Edward Wong at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In pictures: a roster of distinguished panelists and guests celebrate the launch of ChinaFile, a new online magazine from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Video: Six NY Times Correspondents Share Half-Century of China Experience

A panel of New York Times Beijing correspondents gathered onstage at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, moderator Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn, and Edward Wong. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Six former and current New York Times China correspondents gathered at Asia Society New York to discuss what's changed, what's stayed the same, and where it's all headed.

Evan Osnos: 'Simply Put, ChinaFile is Indispensable'

Lifestyle

Today marks the official launch of ChinaFile, a new website project by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations that promises "a wealth of resources in English for the aspiring China Hand."

Video: Appalachian Coal-Mining Tune Comes to Life in Rural China

Abigail Washburn performing a set of coal mining songs for a small group of guests and participants inside the Ming Dynasty-era ancestral hall in Anhui, China in November 2012. (ChinaFile)
Multimedia

Watch and listen: Nashville musician Abigail Washburn performs the folk classic "Black Waters" in the context of the Center on U.S.-China Relations' Coal+Ice exhibition.

Videos: Will Xi Jinping Differ From His Predecessors?

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, walks past then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, right, after the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party in November 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political scientist Andrew Nathan discusses newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s relationship to his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, the likelihood of political reform under Xi.

Video: Sensors Strapped to Kites Search for Clues in Beijing's Dirty Air

A Beijing resident holds up a FLOAT kite fitted with an air quality sensor. (Joshua Frank/ChinaFile)
Multimedia

Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing's air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.

Politics and the Chinese Language: What Mo Yan's Defenders Get Wrong

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan of China reads during a public reading of his works at Aula Magna, at Stockholm University, on December 9, 2012. (Fredrik Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The New York Review of Books' Perry Link re-enters the energetic debate over the awarding of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature to Chinese novelist Mo Yan.

Why Critics of Chinese Nobel Prize-Winner Mo Yan Are Just Plain Wrong

Chinese writer and 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate Mo Yan poses for photographers before giving a press conference in Stockholm on December 6, 2012. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Nobel Prize-winner Mo Yan may have made some disappointing choices in public life, argues Charles Laughlin, but his fiction wasn't written to serve a political agenda.

Recounting First Visit to China, Orville Schell Evokes a World of Difference

 In 1975 the author worked for a month at the Dazhai model agricultural work brigade in Shanxi province. Here he helps prepare the fields for maize, peanuts and fruit. (Orville Schell)
Policy

The Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations describes his first trip to China, at a time when the country seemed to represent not only the unknown but "the unknowable."

Always a Pioneer, Artist Xu Bing Now Takes the Novel Beyond the Written Word

Sample pages from Xu Bing's
Arts

The Chinese artist's latest creation, Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point, is a literally iconic work of fiction.