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The State of Chinese Cinema Today

Lu Chuan, the director of City of Life and Death, will be honored at Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit on November 2, 2016. (Dennis Amith/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Jonathan Landreth of ChinaFile and China Film Insider discusses the state of Chinese cinema today.

New Yorker Writers Reflect on 'Extreme' Reporting About China

Peter Hessler and Jiayang Fan discuss reporting on China at Asia Society in New York on December 17. (Elena Olivia/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos, Jiayang Fan, and Zha Jianying discuss challenges foreign reporters still face in giving balanced coverage of China. 

New Yorker Writers: How to Cover China in the Present Day

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Current Affairs

In advance of their appearance at Asia Society on Thursday, five correspondents from the magazine say how they'd approach coverage of the country today.

New Yorker Writers: How Coverage of China Has Evolved

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Policy

In advance of their appearance at Asia Society on Thursday, five correspondents from the magazine discuss the challenge of writing about the country.

Interview: Editor of 'Unsavory' China Expat Anthology Aims to Include Range of Voices

Tom Carter (L), editor of the anthology
Lifestyle

The editor of a wide-ranging new anthology about the China expatriate experience aimed to include "something for everyone, expats and casual travelers alike," and didn't want to produce a "collection of sordid tales."

Book Excerpt: Peter Hessler's 'Strange Stones' Tells Stories from East and West

Policy

Peter Hessler's new book is a selection of his thought-provoking reportage on both China and the United States over the past decade. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 21.

Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.
Lifestyle

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.