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Interview: What Does it Take to Be a Philanthropist in China?

John D. Rockefeller Sr. and John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1925. (Rockefeller Archive Center)
Current Affairs

Chinese philanthropy is growing rapidly but still isn't equipped to address long-term challenges, says the president of the China Medical Board. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Thursday, June 5.

Tiananmen at 25: Looking Back on a Dark Day in China's History

A girl wounded during the clash between the army and students on June 4, 1989 near Beijing's Tiananmen Square is carried out by a cart. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Susan Jakes, editor of Asia Society's ChinaFile website, offers some recommended reading on this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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.

Modi's Mandate, and Other Reasons Why India's Election Results Are So Historic

BJP leader Narendra Modi surrounded by supporters, security, and media after visiting his mother on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The phenomenal scale of Narendra Modi's win gives him the mandate to carry out the wide-ranging reforms that are seen as necessary to revive India's economy, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

How Smartphones Helped Empower and Enfranchise Afghanistan's Voters

An Afghan woman takes a photograph with her mobile phone at an election rally in Jalalabad on February 18, 2014. Smartphone technology, writes Ahmad Shuja, played a vital role in ensuring a free and fair election for Afghanistan in April 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 national election.

How You Can Help Afghanistan's Landslide Victims

Afghan villagers search through dirt and debris at the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5, 2014. At least 300 were killed, and officials warned the death toll could rise by hundreds more. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

As Afghanistan reels from a devastating natural disaster, members of Asia Society's Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative are actively involved in coordinating relief efforts.

Book Excerpt: 'The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas' by Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas, author of
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Anand Giridharadas's latest book tells the extraordinary true story of a Bangladeshi immigrant who decided to forgive the white supremacist who nearly killed him. Author appearance at Asia Society New York May 12.

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Aims to 'Disrupt' in Provocative New Film

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (R) onstage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2014. (Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)
Current Affairs

After a screening of his new film Documented, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joined Asia Society for a provocative, moving, and funny conversation.

Afghan Media Mogul Compares American Cable News to 'Professional Wrestling'

Saad Mohseni
Current Affairs

During a recent visit to New York, Saad Mohseni, founder of the largest media company in Afghanistan, said some U.S. cable news networks "could learn a lot from the Afghans."

Video: Foreign Investment and Indonesia's 'Big Messy Democracy'

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro.
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro discusses the upcoming presidential election in Indonesia and its potential effect on foreign investment in the world's third-largest democracy.