30,973Feb 11, 2010
Book Discussion on The Cleanest Race
B.R. Myers takes an in-depth look at North Korean society and the domestic propaganda to which its citizens are exposed. Myers argues that North Korea is a paranoid, military-dominated ...
2,375Oct 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Mao's Great Famine
Frank Dikotter takes a new look at Mao’s Great Leap Forward (1958-62), using the recently opened Communist Party archives. Professor Dikotter says that between those years, at least 45 ...
1,239Sep 16, 2013
Cyber Attacks and Espionage
William Plummer, Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Chad Sweet, former Central Intelligence Agency official, and Thomas Rid, author of the book Cyber War Will Not Take Place, spoke at the ...
794Sep 24, 2010
Book Discussion on Songs of Blood and Sword
Fatima Bhutto, niece of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, talks about growing up in a family of power brokers. Ms. Bhutto also chronicles the fate of many of her close ...
744Jun 6, 2013
Book Discussion on The Billionaire's Apprentice
Anita Raghavan talked about her book, The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund, in which she chronicles the rise and ...
740May 20, 2011
Future of Pakistan
Academics talked about a new Asia Society and U.S. Institute of Peace report on the future of Pakistan. The report includes recommendations for improving the country’s government, ...
549May 24, 2012
Book Discussion on Every Nation for Itself
Ian Bremmer argues that a new kind of global cooperation is needed to fill in the leadership gap emerging in the world for the first time in seven decades. He was interviewed by Professor Shirk ...
472Jun 17, 2009
Book Discussion on Prisoner of the State
A discussion was held about the book Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang (Simon and Schuster; May 19, 2009). Former Chinese Communist Party premier and secretary ...
428May 7, 2009
Book Discussion on The Last Days of Old Beijing
Michael Meyer talked about his book The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, published by Walker & Company. In his book he profiles the ...
426Jun 20, 2013
Japanese-American Internment and Redress
Speakers talked about the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. They provided family anecdotes concerning conditions in the camps and discussed their own ...
349Mar 28, 2012
Book Discussion on The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
Peter Popham talked about his biography of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the longtime opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize-recipient who spent 15 years under house arrest. She was finally ...
316May 20, 2008
Book Discussion on The Man Who Loved China
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, published by Harper, recounts the life of Joseph Needham (1900-1995). ...
309May 4, 2009
Book Discussion on The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Pico Iyer talked about his book The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Vintage; reprint edition March 10, 2009). Mr. Iyer, a travel writer, talked about his own ...
259Jan 31, 2012
President Nixon's 1972 Trip to China
“Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World” was an event to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s February 1972 trip to China. Mr. Schell moderated a panel ...
251Oct 18, 2005
Book Discussion on Leaves From An Autumn Of Emergencies: Diaries of Ordinary Japanese
Professor Yamashita talked about his book Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese, published by University of Hawaii Press. He ...
219Jul 11, 2013
U.S. Strategy Toward North Korea
Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson and former South Korean Ambassador Donald Gregg talked about U.S. policy toward North Korea and the changes they believe are necessary to engage the ...
214Dec 17, 2012
Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China ...
191Jun 4, 2012
United States and India
Ambassador Robert Blake and Nisha Biswal spoke about relations between the U.S. and India, the contributions of Indian-Americans, efforts to improve educational exchange programs between India and ...
179May 21, 2012
Media Coverage and Current Events in China
Journalists spoke about media coverage of China and their experiences covering events within the country. Among the topics addressed were access given to reporters, censorship, Chinese media ...
169Feb 7, 2006
Book Discussion on The Lost Executioner: A Journey to the Heart of the Killing Fields
Nic Dunlop talked about his book, The Lost Executioner: A Journey to the Heart of the Killing Fields, published by Walker and Company. A native of Ireland, he made many trips to Cambodia ...
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