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Journalists Reflect on Covering China, Then and Now

Policy

It was 1979. China had established diplomatic relations with the U.S. and allowed the first U.S. bureaus into the People’s Republic, to present a more "open" China to the world.

Interview: Author Tahmima Anam Asks, Who Is the 'Good' Muslim?

Tahmima Anam, author of <i>The Good Muslim</i>. (Zahedul I. Khan)
Arts

Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam won worldwide acclaim for her 2007 novel A Golden Age, the first volume in a planned "Bengal Trilogy" that follows one family from the period just before Bangladesh's war for independence, in 1971, through the subsequent decades.

China's 'Green' Crusader Comes Clean with Asia Society Northern California

Zhou Xiang (C) with staff members and interns of Asia Society Northern California Center on Aug. 23, 2011. (Asia Society Northern California)
Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO - After speaking at an event that Asia Society Northern California co-sponsored with Pacific Environment and other NGOs, environmental activist Zhou Xiang, founder of the non-governmental organization Green Anhui, shed light on the struggles of being an environmentalist in China in a long, candid -->

Podcast: The Healing Charm of Zeb and Haniya's 'Urdu Blues'

Zebunnisa Humayun Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), also known as Zeb and Haniya.
Arts

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Podcast: Nadeem ul Haque: 'The Country That Can Kill the World'

Nadeem ul Haque giving a talk at TedxLahore in July 2010.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Two Solutions for Countering High Food Prices

(Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Co-written with Prabhu Pingali

Originally published on impatientoptimists.org, August 30, 2011

Asia Society Co-commission, 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,' Takes Flight in Edinburgh

A scene from Stephen Earnhart's <i>The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle</i>.
Arts

Asia Society's co-commissioned production of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, inspired by Haruki Murakami's internationally popular novel, received stellar reviews when it ran at the Edinburgh International Festival late last month.

Director Stephen Earnhart's production combined dazzling elements of live performance, music, puppetry and dance/movement with cinematic video and audio technology to create a hypnotic "theater of dreams."

Podcast: Salman Rashid: A Pakistani Travelogue, with Tears

Chris Lydon (R) with Salman Rashid (L) in his walled garden on the south side of Lahore, summer 2011.
Policy The distinguished travel writer Salman Rashid encounters painful memories in Punjab.

The 5 Biggest Chinese News Stories of Summer 2011

Workers clear wreckage on July 24, 2011 near the city of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province, after a high-speed train collision a day before. The crash was China's worst rail accident since 2008. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Evan Osnos assess Biden's visit, the high-speed train crash, and other top stories of the past three months.

Asia Society Online Looking for Technical, Reporting, Video and Social Media Interns

Four exciting new internship opportunities are available with Asia Society's online team.
Education

Asia Society, a prestigious non-profit institution that is the leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach, is looking for four talented interns to assist its New York web team in the following categories:

 

Online Technical Intern