Describing his first trip to China, the author evokes a time when it represented not just the unknown but "the unknowable."
With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.
In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.
Recommended reads: five books that account for how China and the West got to where they are today.
Jailed dissident whose Asia Society photo exhibit begins June 29 was reportedly freed on bail.
Orville Schell spoke with the Associated Press about China's recent Latin-American investment spree, and what it could mean for international trade.
The prominent journalist, author and Arthus Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations on China's rigid response to recent protests.