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Is Xi Jinping a Reformer? It's Much Too Early to Tell (A Response to Nicholas Kristof)

A painting of President Xi Jinping for sale in a Shanghai shop. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Rachel Beitarie reply to Nicholas Kristof's New York Times piece predicting that Xi Jinping will spearhead a resurgence in economic reforms.

Video: In Defense of Chuck Hagel

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressing Asia Society's 2012 National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C on April 12, 2012.
Policy

When former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel addressed educators at an Asia Society conference last year, reports Eleise Jones, he seemed to be "truly speaking their language."

Photo of the Day: Tranquil Waters in China

Boats rest under a drooping tree in the still waters of Zhouzhuang, China on January 14, 2013. (Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr)
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Boats rest under a drooping tree in the still waters of Zhouzhuang, China on January 14, 2013. (Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr)

Choreographer Yin Mei Recreates China's 'World Gone Mad' Onstage at Asia Society

Yin Mei's earlier dance theater piece
Arts

Yin Mei puts masks, movement, puppetry and text in "conversation" with a famous documentary to re-imagine the Cultural Revolution onstage. Live performance at Asia Society New York this Sunday, January 13.

Complex Legacies Follow Northeast Asia's New Leaders

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters in Seoul on Dec. 19, 2012. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Princely pedigree and family roots in East Asia's conflicted past run deep among incoming leaders in Beijing, Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul.

Video: Who Will Be China's Psy?

Arts

Author Jonathan Campbell says that if Chinese rock 'n' roll were to take off globally, he hopes it would be in "a more serious way" than just "a crazy video with a silly dance."

Interview: Novelist Hari Kunzru on Mo Yan, Misogyny and National Indentity

Hari Kunzru at a book signing of his novel
Arts

"I consider Indians writing in English as writers, first and foremost," says award-winning author and journalist Hari Kunzru. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10.

Photo of the Day: A Bit of Irony in the Forbidden City

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An "ObaMao" T-Shirt hangs on a clothes line in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on January 8, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)

2013: Sino-Japanese Relations on the Rocks

A Japanese flotilla from Japan's coast guard is vigilant in defending the waters off the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economics should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

After Year of Transitions in Northeast Asia, 2013 Needs to Be a Year of Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping prior to a meeting in Beijing on Sept. 19, 2012. (U.S. Secretary of Defense/Flickr)
Policy

With a resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands, says Asia Society's Michael Kulma.