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Deborah Brautigam outlines China's growing trade relationship with Africa in Washington, DC on May 5, 2010. (3 min., 54 sec.)
China's Charm Offensive
Experts discuss the implications of Beijing's growing investments in Africa, Latin America, and Australia. more
A view the city's skyline in Shenzhen, January, 31 2007. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
The History of a 'City Without History'
Architect Juan Du argues how the resilient remains of settlement blocks in Shenzhen is the most important component to the city’s past and future urbanization. more
Speaking at Asia Society New York on Apr. 26, 2010, Albert Keidel and Nicholas R. Lardy offer contrasting views on exchange rates. (4 min., 11 sec.)
China's Currency Debate
Experts differ on whether China’s currency valuation undermines the global economy. more
Speaking in New York on Apr. 17, Pico Iyer suggests several kinds of spiritual journeying are valid in the early 21st century. (1 min., 22 sec.)
Pilgrimage: Then and Now
A day-long symposium explores the timeless appeal of spiritual journeys across cultures and centuries. more
Prayer Wheel. Tibet. 19th century. Silver set with jade, turquoise, rubies, and shell H. 9 1/4 x W. 2 3/8 in. (23.5 x 6 cm). Newark Museum, Gift of Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn M. Halpert, 1984, 84.406a–f. (Richard Goodbody, Newark Museum)
The Art of Pilgrimage: Journeys of Faith and Discovery
All-day, multidisciplinary symposium on April 17 features writers Pico Iyer and Pankaj Mishra and filmmaker David Grubin. more
Highlights from Nancy Tong and Sze Wei Ang's presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong on Apr. 13, 2010. (9 min., 6 sec.)
A Chronicle of the Chinese in America
Filmmaker Nancy Tong and critic Sze Wei Ang guide viewers through a visual journey documenting 150 years of Chinese in America. more
Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, arrives at Andrews Air Force Base April 12, 2010 in Maryland to attend a Nuclear Security Summit. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
China's Moment
China must do far more to demonstrate it is a bona fide, responsible global leader. more
Highlights of Pema Tseden's talk at the Asia Society in New York on Apr. 10, 2010. (10 min., 46 sec.)
Pema Tseden: Tibetan Films for Tibetan People
A director finds inspiration in traditional Tibetan aesthetics. more
Pema Tseden.
Film Series: Soul-Searching in Tibet
The Tibet in Pema Tseden's films isn't the one that has been exoticized in Western cinema. more
Google's fans light the candles on the Google logo at its China headquarters building on March 23, 2010 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Leaping the Great Firewall of China
How Twitter and other technologies stay one step ahead of the censors. more