2016 Chinese New Year Greeting Card from Family

It’s that time of the year again that Chinese send out their New Year’s wishes to family and friends, and nowadays also to those social friends which could number in the hundreds. I tried something somewhat professional looking yet not Read More …

Climate Central: Sea Level Rise Visualized

Here’s what I write in a recent post on ChinaFile about sea level rise in interactive imagery and maps by Climate Central: I think a big part of the reason why citizens of the world have not rallied to deal Read More …

Doc Film “Death By Design” Coming Soon

A few years in the making, this investigative documentary film explores the unintended environmental, health and social consequences of our addiction to our digital devices. Veteran filmmaker Sue Williams presents the other, ugly side of the electronics industry, which may sound as clean Read More …

Data: U.S.-Asia-China CO2 Historial Emissions

Asia Society is turning 60 years old this year and one way of commemorating the anniversary is marking a historic milestone in Asia’s rise and, along with it, a major contribution to the world’s explosive growth of carbon dioxide in Read More …

Web & Video: China Air Daily

Flying back between Berkeley, CA and Beijing, China on graduate school projects, an idea struck me to record air quality with a picture every day, initially out of a friend’s apartment window. Then that project grew and took roots at Read More …

Screening: Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La with PBS Nature

On the Earth Day of April 22, 2015, Asia Society teamed up with PBS Nature to present a stunningly beautiful production about snub-nosed monkeys in Yunnan, China. We also had the honor of having distinguished zoologist and conservationist Dr. George Read More …

Video: About Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

A director’s cut of a promotional video that introduces the Center on U.S.-China Relations of the Asia Society in New York City and the programs it has put up over the last decade. Watch it here below:

Video Series: Pictures Talk with Phoenix Online

ChinaFile’s Environment section teamed up with Phoenix Online to create a series of two-minute documentaries on the work, ideas, and aspirations of Chinese environmental advocates. The environmentalists, many of whom work in relative obscurity even within China, collect photographs and Read More …

Screenings: China Green Docs Film Series

The environmental cost of China’s breakneck development can be witnessed across the smoggy skylines of its megacities. But not all of China’s environmental problems are so visually apparent, from soils contaminated by cadmium and arsenic, to diminishing groundwater supplies unfit Read More …

Book & Video: Photographing Shangri-La with Michael Yamashita

Asia Society invited renowned National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita to give a presentation about his new book Shangri-La: Along the Tea Road to Lhasa on February 21, 2013. Here below is a promo video for the book my colleague David Read More …

U.S.-China Forum on the Arts & Culture

A delegation of outstanding American cultural figures including Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma traveled to Beijing to take part in four days of unprecedented cultural exchange in 2011. The US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture organized performances, master classes Read More …

Forbes Writing Pieces

60-Mile Wi-Fi, published by Forbes in March 2007 Brewer and his graduate students at Berkeley have concocted a wireless networking scheme called Wildnet (Wild is short for “Wi-Fi over long distance”). Two Wildnet transmitters can shuttle 5 million bits per Read More …

Doc Film “Himalayan Meltdown” on Discovery Asia

Glaciers in Asia are creating an uncertain future across the region. From Nepal to the Tibetan Plateau, Bhutan to India and the Bay of Bengal, a way of life is under threat. The climate is changing and life as we Read More …