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The China Model: Meritocracy or 'Red Empire'?

Members of China's incoming Politburo Standing Committee, led by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on November 15, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Political theorist Daniel Bell envisions an ideal meritocratic "China model" that doesn't elect top leaders democratically. Can it happen?

Wall Street Journal Praises Philippine Gold's Collection of 'Bright Stars'

Visitors to Asia Society in New York inspect artifacts from the Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdom exhibition. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Arts

Asia Society's Fall 2015 exhibition has attracted rave reviews since its opening on September 11.

#TBT: In 2000, Chinese Premier Makes Promise to 'Visionary Entrepreneurs'

Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji speaks at Asia Society's 11th Annual Corporate Conference in Shanghai in May, 2000. (Wang Gangfeng/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when Zhu Rongji spoke at an Asia Society Corporate Conference. 

Manny Pacquiao: 'Helping People' Will Be Legacy

Manny Pacquiao (L) speaks with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (R) at an Asia Society press conference on Monday, October 12.
Current Affairs

The Philippine boxer spoke about his post-boxing career on Monday at Asia Society.

Asia Society Honors Manny Pacquiao, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

The 2015 Asia Society Asia Game Changers: (L to R): Shuji Nakamura, Aasif Mandvi, Mariam al-Mansouri, Kiran Bir Sethi, Li Cunxin, Manny Pacquiao, Chanda Kochhar, and Lei Jun. Photographed on October 13, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Philippine boxer and actor Aasif Mandvi were among nine remarkable Asians recognized at a gala event in New York City. 

Video: The Tonal Beauty of Mandarin, Expressed Through A-Capella Fruit

The Great LOL of China episode 12: Chinese Tones
Current AffairsEducation

In the 12th episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends illustrate through song the beautiful (albeit confusing) Chinese tones. 

Wendy Cutler: Asia's Rise Closely Tied to the Rise of its Women

Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler briefs the international media at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (State Department)

The new Asia Society Policy Institute VP and head of Asia Society's Washington, D.C., office talks to Asia Blog about trade and why women's rights are so important in Asia.

Weekly Rewind: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Colombo Consensus 2.0, and North Korea at Age 70

Gantry cranes and shipping containers are seen beside a vessel at the cargo terminal area of Tokyo port on October 6, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area October 6 as the start of a 'new century' for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1964, Nepali Dancer Strikes a Pose

Nepali Dancer Bali Ram poses in front of a 15th-century sculpture, 'Avalokiteshvara', on loan from The Golden Monastery in Patan, Nepal at Asia Society's “The Art of Nepal.” (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when an enigmatic dancer from Nepal stormed America and cooked at Asia Society.

Weekly Rewind: Elections in Kyrgyzstan, Dessert in Hong Kong, and the Koreans at the Top of the Art World

A photo taken on September 30, 2015 shows Changdeokgung Palace during a 'moonlight tour' in Seoul. The 15th century Changdeokgung Palace is one of five remaining royal Joseon dynasty palaces, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.