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National Book Award Winner Evan Osnos 'Tried to Do Justice' to Chinese People

Journalist and author Evan Osnos onstage at Asia Society New York on May 14, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The journalist and author received the award in Nonfiction for "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," a collection based on his eight years of living in Beijing.

'Don't Take Asian Security for Granted,' Robert D. Kaplan Cautions on South China Sea Panel

Robert D. Kaplan (L) and Peter Dutton at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

On the heels of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit in Beijing, which brought together leaders of many of the countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, the Asia Society Policy Institute presented a panel of leading thinkers to examined the origins of the dispute and consider possible paths forward.

Video: Hong Kong Protest Movement a 'Rearguard Action' to Protect City's Unique Identity

L to R: Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor, Ho-Fung Hung, and Orville Schell at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2014. (C. Bay Milin)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's October 28 panelists saw the pro-democracy demonstrations as the latest manifestation of a longstanding cultural rift—and as a chance to bolster a local sense of community.

Video: Why Foreign Investment into China Is Not a 'Zero-Sum Game'

(L to R) Marshall Bouton, Daniel H. Rosen, John S. (Jack) Wadsworth, Jr., Orville H. Schell, and Xiaobo Lü discuss likely outcomes of China’s economic reforms for American policy and business.
Policy

Daniel H. Rosen, Orville Schell, and other panelists discuss the pace, extent, and impact of China's reforms at the launch of ASPI’s report “Avoiding the Blind Alley: China’s Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications.”

Orville Schell: Hong Kong Demonstrations Challenge President Xi Jinping's Hard Line

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC at the Great Hall Of The People in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In an essay for the Wall Street Journal, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations argues that President Xi's tough stance in the past now puts him in a bind in dealing with Hong Kong's demonstrations.

Video: Orville Schell Warns of 'Extremely Dangerous Prospect' on Hong Kong's Horizon

A pro-democracy protestor stands before a photographer in Hong Kong as thousands of others remain on the streets of the city after a weekend of protests. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Appearing on Charlie Rose, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations fears what Beijing's "much more militant posture" could mean for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Video: Watch Huang Ruo Discuss His Critically Acclaimed Opera 'Dr. Sun Yat-sen'

Composer Huang Ruo at Asia Society New York on December 2, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The New York Times hailed Huang Ruo's new opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen as a "humanizing tribute." At Asia Society last December, the composer discussed his desire to create an opera with a "Cantonese flavor."

Video: Is China's Turn to Fracking a Reason to 'Ban it Everywhere Else?'

Mother Jones interactive producer Jaeah Lee at Asia Society New York on June 11, 2014.
Current AffairsSustainability

As energy consultants and journalists assess China's alternatives to burning coal, not everyone sees fracking as the solution to all its energy problems.

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
Current AffairsSustainability

Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

Watch: Experts on Why the US Needs to Reframe its 'Pivot' to Asia

Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., responds to a question during a panel discussion at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday.