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Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China

Howie Southworth slurps pork trotters with Chef Yang Jiaquan at the Qianhe Hotel in Qilin, Yunnan, China. (Howie Southworth)

"Sauced in Translation" host Howie Southworth discusses his food travels across China — where he soaks up local cuisine while whipping up American food for Chinese crowds.

How Chinese Food Became Hip in America

Ma-po tofu. (Filipe Fortes/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, discusses the evolution of American tastes for authentic Chinese cuisine, and why so many still find it alien. 

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

#TBT: In 2014, Mandarin Students Show Off Their Singing Chops

Students from Riverview International Academy perform at the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Current AffairsEducation

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A performance from the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles.

Interview: NYU Shanghai Chancellor Discusses His University's Place in China's Current Political Atmosphere

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
Education

Yu Lizhong of NYU Shanghai discusses the first Sino-American joint venture university, and where it falls in China's current political atmosphere.

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. 

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
ArtsEducation

Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

Video: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Explains How 'Good Writers' Language Has Personality'

Chinese novelist Mo Ya, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
ArtsEducation

In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

Kevin Rudd: Don't Believe These Five Myths About China [VIDEO]

L to R: College Board President David Coleman, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Director-General of Hanban Xu Lin, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the start of Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014.
Education

Speaking before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations, Australia's Chinese-speaking, wisecracking former prime minister argued strongly for Chinese-language education in the West.

Video: In Defense of Chuck Hagel

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressing Asia Society's 2012 National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C on April 12, 2012.
Policy

When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."