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Dan Rather: Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

The veteran newsman shares his thoughts on Afghanistan, a country he has covered since the late 1970s. more
Writer and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's first-ever Minister of Culture, at Asia Society New York on August 22, 2012.

Lung Yingtai: Culture Can Reveal 'Hidden Wounds' on Both Sides of Taiwan Strait

Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. more

Lung Yingtai: Toward a More Creative and Vibrant Taiwan

NEW YORK, August 22, 2012 — Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, outlines what steps Taiwan has to take to prevent a "brain drain" in its creative industries. (6 min. 8 sec.) more

Lung Yingtai on Crossing Borders (Complete)

Taiwan's Minister of Culture shares her views on cross-Strait bridge-building and how she navigates between writing and politics. more
Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture.

'You Must Say It Loudly' and Other Quotes from Taiwan's Lung Yingtai

Ahead of her sold-out appearance at Asia Society New York, six memorable quotes from Taiwan's Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai on public and private integrity, Taiwan's duty, and the "Shanghai man." more
'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

In this excerpt from a new anthology, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. more

Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering Asia

The veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years. more
Tarun J. Tejpal (R), author of 'The Story of My Assassins.' (Shailendra Pandey)

Book Excerpt: 'The Story of My Assassins' by Tarun Tejpal

In this excerpt from a tense new Indian crime thriller, a crusading journalist's life comes under threat. more

US Defense Official Says 'It Isn't About China'

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter argues that America's presence is key to continued peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region. more
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.

Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region. more