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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.

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.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Multimedia

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

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.

Video: Building Sustainable, Long-Lasting Chinese Language Programs for US Schools

Third grade students line up for a sentence structure activity in Ms. Chang's class at the Fresh Meadow School in Queens, New York.
Multimedia

A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)
Multimedia

Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Video: 'Artful Recluse' Showcases Chinese Painting and Poetry of a Turbulent Time

Multimedia

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores the concept of reclusion in Chinese art shaped by political and social changes in China during the 17th century.

Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

Michelle Obama stands with inaugural dress designer Jason Wu in front of the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC  on March 9, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Multimedia

We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady.

Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' Gets Full-Page Treatment From New York Times

New York Times coverage of Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' exhibition in Friday, March 15, 2013's print edition.
Arts

Art critic Holland Cotter calls major exhibition of 17th century Chinese paintings "compelling" and a "highlight of this year's Asia Week New York."

How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York City's Chinatown

A darkened street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy. (Several seconds/Flickr)
Lifestyle

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.