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China's One Child Policy Was 'The Stupidest Thing A Country Ever Could Have Done'

A mural in a village near Beijing stresses adherence to China's birth limits. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The demographer Dudley Poston says China's relaxation of birth limits will do little to alleviate the gamut of problems stemming from the long-standing policy.

Chinese Artist Challenges Gender Identities through 'Experimental Relationship'

The King Under Me, 2011, Digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches. (Pixy Yijun Liao)
Arts

Pixy Yijun Liao discusses her photography series featuring herself and her Japanese boyfriend, and how she aims to flip traditional gender expectations.

Yao Ming's Impact Went Far Beyond His Numbers

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Chinese star, who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, helped make his sport popular in China.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

Interview: 'Spinnin' Memory,' Khmer American Rapper Teaches a Traumatic History

Rapper Prach Ly. (Courtesy of the artist)
Arts

In 2000, 21-year-old Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) recorded his first CD, which told the story of Cambodia’s killing fields, in his parents’ garage. It became the #1 album in Cambodia. Fifteen years later, Ly reflects on his journey.

Interview: How China's 'Super Consumers' Are Changing the World

Chinese shoppers walk through a small department store in a shopping district in central Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Veteran business leader Savio Chan explains how Chinese are spending more on themselves every year, altering not only their own economy but Western ones as well. Author talk at Asia Society Texas Center on February 18.

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

(ChinaFotoPress/Stringer)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.

Interview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teach Author Kevin Kwan His Love of Fiction

Arts

"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.

Video: Yao Ming Talks Hoops, Animals and Wine in Texas

Yao Ming during his interview at Asia Society Texas Center on February 12. (Douglas Bolduc/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

Former Houston Rocket (and budding vigneron) Yao Ming makes his first visit to Asia Society Texas Center since attending the groundbreaking in 2008.

May 18: Free Admission at All Asia Society Locations for Museum Day

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art. (Asia Society Hong Kong/John Nye)
Arts

Celebrate International Museum Day at Asia Society locations in New York, Hong Kong and Texas on Friday, May 18.