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Reconstructing Memory: Amy Tan and Family History (Complete)

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 — Chinese American author Amy Tan joins Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell to discuss her latest book, The Valley of Amazement, in which she draws inspiration from her family's history, especially from early 1900's-era Shanghai. The duo discuss the reconstruction of memory and family stories for fiction writing. (1 hr., 16 min.)


Arts
Video highlights from The Beats in India—A Symposium (8 min., 25 sec.)
Policy
NEW YORK , May 30, 2008 - Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, recommends reading The Ugly American (1 min., 52 sec.).
Policy
NEW YORK, April 10, 2009 - Roy Prosterman, Zhu Keliang, and Jeffrey Riedinger discuss recommendations for protecting land rights in rural China. (1 hr., 7 min.)
Policy
Video Excerpt: Zhu Keliang lists the Rural Development Institute (RDI), Michigan State University, and Beijing's Renmin University's joint survey's key recommendations
Arts
NEW YORK, April 8, 2009 - Samuel Morse of Amherst College discusses the Japanese elements of the Asia Society's Rockefeller Collection in a lecture honoring the art historian and collector Sherman E.
Arts
Video Excerpt: Samuel Morse describes Sherman Lee and John D. Rockefeller 3rd's shared belief in art as a tool for cultural diplomacy. (1 min., 37 sec.)
Arts
NEW YORK, April 6, 2009 - Business Writers Series with Pallavi Aiyar, author of Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China. (1 hr., 19 sec.)
Arts
Video Excerpt: Author Pallavi Aiyar discusses Indians' growing awareness of China, and the growing Indian community in Beijing, at the Asia Society, April 6, 2009. (2 min., 22 sec.)
Policy
NEW YORK, April 2, 2009 - Panel discusses Asia Society's new Task Force report, which recommends a new strategy in the US administration's efforts in stabilizing Afghanistan-Pakistan.
Policy
Video Excerpt: Lord Paddy Ashdown stresses the "grave consequences of failure in Afghanistan" during a discussion at the Asia Society, April 2, 2009. (3 min., 9 sec.)
Business
NEW YORK, April 1, 2009 - Donald Emmerson, Ellen Frost, John Ciorciari, and Donald Weatherbee debate the potential impact of the economic crisis on Southeast Asi
Business
Video Excerpt: Raising the legacy of colonialism, Ellen Frost notes the ASEAN countries' desire to protect themselves from outside intervention and globalization (2 min., 13 sec.).