With China’s economic and social rise over the past few decades, it’s only natural that many TED speakers have offered insights to help increase understanding. Below are 3 of the 7 fascinating talks about China.

1. Eric X. Lin - TEDGlobal 2013

Eric X. Li in today’s provocative talk, given at TEDGlobal 2013.
To hear more perspective-shifting insights into China’s political system, watch this talk — which Li says isn’t meant as a takedown to democracy but to help break through the stories that imply there is a right way to govern. “Metanarratives that make universal claims failed us in the 20th century and are failing us in the 21st,” says Li. “Let’s stop telling our children there is only one way.”


2. Martin Jacques - "When China Riles the World"
Martin Jacques is the author is "When China Rules the World," and a columnist for the Guardian and New Statesman.Speaking at a TED salon in London, he asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of "When China Rules the World," he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.


3. Yang Lan - The generation that is remaking China

Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who's been called "the Oprah of China," offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens — urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice.


If you have the time, you might want to watch the movie "The Hundred Foot journey" which addresses some cross-cultural issue (French and Indian culture).