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"Guitar skills a little rusty, but couldn't turn down Vice Premier Liu Yandong's invitation to join in at Great Hall!" — @JohnKerry/Twitter

Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah Defines 'Global Competence'

Education activist Dr. Tererai Trent is the keynote speaker at Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning Conference in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 2014.
Education

Education activist and "favorite" guest of Oprah Winfrey Dr. Tererai Trent talks to Asia Society in advance of her keynote at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June 27, 2014.

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
ArtsEducation

Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

Current AffairsEducation

As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

Video: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Explains How 'Good Writers' Language Has Personality'

Chinese novelist Mo Ya, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
ArtsEducation

In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

Kevin Rudd: Don't Believe These Five Myths About China [VIDEO]

L to R: College Board President David Coleman, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Director-General of Hanban Xu Lin, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the start of Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014.
Education

Speaking before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations, Australia's Chinese-speaking, wisecracking former prime minister argued strongly for Chinese-language education in the West.

State of the Union: An Educator's Take on Obama's 'Year of Action'

President of the United States Barack Obama. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Education

Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world's best.

On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets

A Shanghai tailor's shop, photographed on July 21, 2011. (Lynn Lin/Flickr)
Education

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society's Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.

Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan

Huamaira Bachal at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Education

Holding firm to her motto — "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it" — the Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education.

Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations

A student in Shanghai. (Kyle Taylor/Flickr)
Education

Shanghai's world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.

Meet the Group of Asian Young Leaders Putting 'Passion Into Action'

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (middle row, R) welcomes the crowd at the 2013 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China, on Dec. 6, 2013. (Asia Society)
Education

Reporting from China, Asia Society Vice President Tom Nagorski reports on some of the many powerful moments in a three-day gathering aimed at bringing great minds and talent together to tackle issues across the Asia Pacific.