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Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping sports a cowboy hat during a Texas rodeo in 1979. (File)

Ni Howdy! China Lassoes a Rodeo

Beijing's Bird Nest playing host to Rodeo China October 3-10, 2011. We get you started with a quick lesson in Chinese rodeo vocabulary. more
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)

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

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for more
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)

Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger

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. more
Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film Mirza Ghalib (1954).

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. more
An image from "Crack Sunflower Seeds," a Chinese animation believed to be a commentary on the detainment of artist  Ai Weiwei.

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

China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet. more
A Chinese worker piles up the plastic bottles collected at a recycling center in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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

For Earth Day, we met up with Shanghai-based environmental journalist Adam Minter in New York's Central Park. more
Pedestrians pass a courtyard between high-rise apartments in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on January 28, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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

The author and 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. more