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John Kerry + Guitar + China's Great Hall of the People = Smart Diplomacy

Education

The merger of the U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-people Exchange with the Strategic and Economic Dialogue makes perfect sense, writes Asia Society's Jeff Wang.

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.

Video: In Defense of Chuck Hagel

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressing Asia Society's 2012 National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C on April 12, 2012.
Policy

When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."

A Rock By Any Other Name: Asia's Premiere Language Game of 2012

Education

What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.

Bill Gates: Who's Beating the US in Education, and What We Do About It

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Education

A look at how other nations beat out American schools and some advice from Bill Gates.

Will the Next 'Education President' Please Stand Up?

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver in Denver, CO on Oct. 3, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

What was missing from last night's Presidential debate, and has been absent from political discourse in general, this election season?

Teacher Appreciation, Asian Style

A teacher (L) guides children during a reading lesson in Singapore on May 25, 2010. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

In time for Teacher Appreciation Week, three lessons from Asia on how to value educators.

From The King's Speech to Learning Chinese

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Education

Vice President Joseph Biden recently said to his audience at Sichuan University that "I would rather be able to honor you and show my respect for you by speaking your language, as you honor me by speaking mine."