President Obama's visit to Southeast Asia is unprecedented in its timing and chosen itinerary.
Asia Society's three-day Forum brings together leading American museum officials with their Chinese counterparts.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says observers both inside and outside China were disappointed with a changing of the guard that may not bring much change.
How did China's self-interested ruling elite manage to agree on how power at the top would be shared?
A young baseball fan watches her first game in Sapporo, Japan on April 3, 2012. (MJ/TR (´･ω･)/Flickr)
Fordham Law's Carl Minzner discusses the past, present, and future of legal reform in the modern developing Communist China.
Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio says Beijing will closely monitor Barack Obama's Asia trip to get a sense of how much the U.S. hopes to increase its influence in the region.
Xi Jinping (foreground), China's new Communist Party General Secretary, waves with other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 15, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Historian Peter Perdue traces the parallels between Qing Dynasty practices and the 2012 18th Party Congress in Beijing.
Richard Solomon states that in some ways, China's society and economy have outgrown its political system.