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Maya Lin in Hong Kong on Mar. 11, 2010. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)
Intertwining Art and the Environment
Artist and architect Maya Lin talks about her passion for history and the environment, and how they've influenced her creative journey. more
US President Richard Nixon (L) toasts with Chinese Prime Minister Chou En Lai (R) in Feb. 1972 in Beijing during his official visit in China. (AFP/Getty Images)
A 'China Boy' Looks Back
Up-close and personal with President Nixon right after his groundbreaking visit to China. more
Director Jia Zhangke discusses the aesthetic underlying his films at Asia Society New York on Mar. 6, 2010 (10 min., 16 sec.).(Photo: Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Filmmaker Jia Zhangke on The Realist Imperative
Portraying reality is the most urgent priority for new Chinese filmmakers, says director. more
China scholar Minxin Pei is flanked by ASTC Executive Director Martha Blackwelder and Board Chairman Charles Foster at a reception prior to his talk in Houston on Feb. 11, 2010. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
China’s Rocky Road to Democracy
Political scientist argues that, for now, China is "a country incapable of a social or political revolution." more
People use a laptop computer at a wireless cafe in Beijing on July 1, 2009, just after China delayed a plan requiring all new computers to come with a Chinese-made Internet filtering software program. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Tweets of Freedom
Fellow Emily Parker on Twitter's almost religious following among tech-savvy Chinese. more
Orville Schell on how a "dysfunctional" US government is impeding collaboration with China on key issues. (3 min.)
'Climate Change Doesn't Negotiate'
Orville Schell stresses the need for China and the US to set aside their differences in order to collaborate on the issue that matters most. more
Peter Hessler describes what he sees as the most common misperception Americans have about everyday life in today's China. (1 min., 35 sec.)
Author Peter Hessler on the Open Road in China
The writer talks about driving along the Great Wall and his other adventures. more
Scene from Fujian Blue (Robin Weng, 2007). (dGenerate Films)
China's Past, Present, Future on Film
This seven-film survey explores the hearts and minds of China's future generations. more
L to R:  Bambang Susantono, Korn Chatikavanij, Ronnie Chan, (Chairman, ASHK Center), Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah, and Jose Isidro Camacho on Jan. 21, 2010. (ASHK)
ASEAN Ministers Bullish About Future
Asia's emerging markets are powering the global economy, according to ASEAN. more
Tourists take in the view of the Forbidden City from atop Coal Hill in Jingshan Park, north of the former imperial palace on a smoggy day in Beijing on December 10, 2009. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
China’s Environmental Movement: A Journalist’s Perspective
Journalist Liu Jianqiang discussed his investigative stories on the ecological impact and displacement of people by China's hydroelectric projects. more