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The Dalai Lama meets Asia Society President Phillip Talbot in 1979. (Nancy Crampton)

#TBT: The Dalai Lama Drops By in 1979

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: The Dalai Lama's 1979 visit. more
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) waves to the press as Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang claps after arriving at Hong Kong's International airport on June 29, 2012. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/GettyImages)

Experts: On 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, Deng's 'Experiment' Endures

China experts Orville Schell, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, and Winston Lord say the relationship between China and Hong Kong has been relatively smooth, but not without potential strains going forward. more
Yangzom Brauen, author of Across Many Mountains.

Yangzom Brauen: 'Across Many Mountains' to Speak for Tibet

Actress, activist and writer Yangzom Brauen reveals why her book on Tibet is different from all the rest, what she and the Dalai Lama agree on, and what's killing Tibetan culture. more
Brokaw's historic Meet the Press interview with Zhao Ziyang.

Video: Tom Brokaw Tells Tales of Reporting in China

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw recounted four decades of China coverage during an intimate dinner at Asia Society New York. more
One with everything. (Adam Kuban/Flickr)

Watch: Don't Joke With the Dalai Lama About Pizza

An Australian TV host's attempt at humor falls flat. more
Newly elected Prime Minister for Tibetans-in-exile Lobsang Sangay speaks at the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2009.

New Prime Minister for Tibetan Exiles has 'Deep Integrity, Sharp Mind'

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl writes about close personal friend Lobsang Sangay. more
A scene from The Melt compares the level of the glaciers in 1921 to 2007. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)

Dalai Lama: Climate Change More Urgent than Tibetan Autonomy

In a leaked diplomatic cable the Dalai Lama indicates that climate change needs to be the focus of talks with China. more
Why the Dalai Lama Matters by Robert Thurman (Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2008)
Hu Jintao Goes to Lhasa? Robert Thurman’s Modest Proposal
The Tibet scholar offers a provocative plan for establishing Tibet’s autonomy. more