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'Reimagining India' (Complete)

Christopher Graves, Edward Luce, Suketu Mehta, Arvind Subramanian and Adil Zainulbhai offer diverse perspectives on India's future. more

Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Bahrami Fard: Highlights

Iranian Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor is joined on stage by bass santour player Ali Bahrami Fard. more

An Introduction to Iranian Music

CUNY Professor Stephen Blum offers introductory remarks about traditional Iranian music prior to a Kayhan Kalhor concert. more
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant. more

Jung Chang: Modern China Started with Cixi

Historian Jung Chang proposes Dowager Empress Cixi as a far-sighted early reformer. more
"Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) by Jung Chang (R). (Lisa Weiss)

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. more

Jung Chang: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' (Complete)

Jung Chang discussess her revisionist new biography of China's Empress Cixi (1835-1908) in a talk with Orville Schell. more
From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York. more

A 'Heavy Lift' Ahead for Xi Jinping

New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos explains how the concept of the "Chinese Dream" could backfire against President Xi Jinping. more

Iranian Modernism: Infrastructure and Inspiration

Layla S. Diba discusses how patronage, the development of museums and universities, and individual initiative all played a significant role in creating a modernist movement in Iran. more