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In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com.

Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger

Monks take part in a daily debate at the Sera Monastery on July 4, 2006 in Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. (China Photos /Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will demonstrate this intensely physical debate form at Asia Society New York on April 29th. Tune in for live webcast at 6:30pm ET.

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
Arts

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. 

Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form

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Arts

China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet.

Earth Day Interview: China is 'Green Like Dollars, Not Like the Environment'

A Chinese worker piles up the plastic bottles collected at a recycling center in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

For Earth Day, we met up with Shanghai-based environmental journalist Adam Minter in New York's Central Park. 

Infographic: Should Young Americans Learn Chinese?

Education

English is the most used language in the world, but are Americans at a linguistic disadvantage?

Interview: Gordon G. Chang on Chongqing's 'Magic' and China's Coming 'Economic Turbulence'

Pedestrians pass a courtyard between high-rise apartments in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on January 28, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

The author and Forbes.com columnist moderates a discussion at Asia Society in New York entitled "Western China: China's Real Estate Frontier – The Development of Chongqing" on April 27, 2011.

What Greg Mortenson Got Right

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Education

Scandal tarnishes a reputation, but the 'Three Cups of Tea' author was clear about what matters most.

Video: Small Hands Go to Work to Help Japan

Lifestyle

See how schoolchildren at P.S. 154 in Brooklyn, New York, participating in Students Rebuild's Paper Cranes for Japan project, got to work folding paper cranes.

NPR: Do Asians Lack the Charisma to Lead?

Is former Washington governor — and future Ambassador to China — Gary Locke the exception to the rule? (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Education

University of California-Riverside psychology professor Thomas Sy discusses his recent study that identifies stereotypes that exist in the American workplace.