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    Lenora Chu and Gish Jen discuss their recent books and the east-west creativity gap.

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    Alison Friedman, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Timothy Douglas, and Rachel Leslie discuss the recent tour of the award-winning drama "Disgraced" through China. 

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    Michelle Vosper discusses her new edited volume Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.                

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    Jiayang Fan and Jeffrey Wasserstrom discuss mutual misunderstanding and fascination between Chinese and Americans.

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    On the third and last stop of her U.S. visit, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong was honored at a cultural symposium and luncheon at Carnegie Hall on November 22, co-hosted by the National Committee and the Chinese Consulate General in New York. The symposium, on Sino-American cultural exchange and cooperation, featured the signing of five cultural cooperation agreements and was attended by a diverse group of American leaders in the fields of the arts and education.

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    In The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction James Millward explores the historical background against which the silk road flourished, discusses the significance of old-world intercultural exchange, and puts the silk road into the context of world history. Professor Millward will discuss the historical significance and contemporary uses of the silk road at a National Committee program on May 16 at the Institute of International Education in New York City. Click below for a podcast interview with James Millward:

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    Prominent rights activist, legislator and professor Wu Qing joined the National Committee Vice President Jan Berris in a program co-hosted by the National Committee and Asia Society on December 12, 2012. A well-known public figure in China, Wu Qing has built a reputation as a fearless legislator, human rights activist – particularly on behalf of women, and dedicated teacher. Program Video:

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    What does the modern Chinese consumer want, and how are those desires changing? Advertising guru and frequent television news commentator Tom Doctoroff, North Asia Area Director and Greater China CEO at JWT, discussed these issues and his new book, What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China's Modern Consumer at a National Committee public program on June 1, 2012 at Dorsey Whitney New York. The discussion was moderated by National Committee Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman. BIO

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    In the spring of 2011, The Visionaries, a non-profit educational organization that produces a PBS program by the same name, approached the National Committee to create a documentary on our work and history. Now in its 17th season and hosted by actor Sam Waterston, The Visionaries profiles not-for-profit organizations around the world and is broadcast by PBS stations nationwide.

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    Peter Hessler, described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the Western world’s most thoughtful writers on modern China,” discussed his new book, Country Driving: A Journey Through China From Farm to Factory, on the morning of its hardcover release on February 9th, 2010. Interviewed by National Committee President Steve Orlins, Mr.

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    The National Committee joined the US-China Business Council as lead hosts for a dinner honoring PRC Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo in Washington, D.C. on July 28, 2009. In addition to Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner also spoke at the dinner, which marked the conclusion of the 2009 Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

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    The ambassadors candidly reflect on the challenges, excitement, crises and achievements of their tenures, and share insights on the future of U.S.-China relations.

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