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Simon Winchester: 'The Man Who Loved China'

NEW YORK, May 20, 2008 — China scholar John Major talks with author Simon Winchester about his book, The Man Who Loved China, and the book's subject, Joseph Needham— a British scientist who eventually became the Western world's preeminent Chinese scholar. (1 hr., 5 min.)


Arts
 /  New York
Pipa virtuoso performs with progressive ensemble.
Policy
 /  New York
Can the U.S. even contemplate being Number Two?
Policy
 /  New York
Can the U.S. even contemplate being Number Two?
Arts
 /  Texas
Vocalist captivates with Persian poetry, music.
Policy
 /  New York
Seymour Topping, who interviewed CCP leaders in 1946, believes the Party looks much the same now as it did then.
Policy
 /  New York
Edward Wong discusses whether the rise of microblogs will be a significant factor in political reform in China.
Policy
 /  New York
In a panel celebrating the launch of Asia Society's new website ChinaFile, Nicholas Kristof discusses whether or not he sees a grassroots desire for democracy in China.
A lively discussion marking the launch of Asia Society's new website ChinaFile.
Lifestyle
 /  Texas
Honoree Jon Huntsman, Jr. in conversation with Alan Crain.
Education
 /  Texas
Jon Huntsman tells local students about the importance of service, involvement in the political process.
Arts
 /  Texas
Vocalist Mamak Khadem and Mehdi Bagheri bring the soul of Iran to the heart of Texas with this intimate performance.
Policy
 /  New York
The Bernard Schwartz Book Award winner describes Asia's looming water security challenges and proposes some potential market- and policy-based solutions.