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Students at an Asia Society "Confucius Classroom" at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 31, 2014. (Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning)

Photo of the Day: A Brewing Storm in Singapore

Dark and stormy clouds gather over Singapore's skyline on August 29, 2014. (Eustaquio Santimano/Flickr)
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Dark and stormy clouds gather over Singapore's skyline on August 29, 2014. (Eustaquio Santimano/Flickr)

Opinion: Why the U.S. Should End Its 40-Year Ban on Exporting Crude Oil

Construction workers specializing in pipe-laying work on a section of pipeline on July 25, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Kupfer, Bernard Schwartz Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, argues that the U.S. can help its allies in Asia and benefit its economy by ending its longstanding ban on exporting U.S. crude oil.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through a Golden Field in Vietnam

A man rides his bike across a field full of golden crops in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 9, 2014. (Hải Trình/Flickr)
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A man rides his bike across a field full of golden crops in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 9, 2014. (Hải Trình/Flickr)

Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

Sun Xun,
Arts

As a vibrant slideshow illustrates the range of current artistic practice from Asia, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang sheds light on the two-day FIELD MEETING at Asia Society New York on Sun., Oct. 26 and Mon., Oct. 27.

DJ Spooky Goes 'Future Forward' in Two-Part Homage to Nam June Paik

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs two pieces inspired by Nam June Paik,
Arts

Ahead of his October 25 Asia Society performance, the composer and mixed-media artist describes how Nam June Paik has inspired his own work, and how he sees himself as extending Paik's legacy into the 21st century.

Photo of the Day: Biking Through Mandalay

Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)
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Two people cycle their way across the U Pain Bridge, built over 2000 years ago, in Mandalay, Myanmar on October 10, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

Video: Why Foreign Investment into China Is Not a 'Zero-Sum Game'

(L to R) Marshall Bouton, Daniel H. Rosen, John S. (Jack) Wadsworth, Jr., Orville H. Schell, and Xiaobo Lü discuss likely outcomes of China’s economic reforms for American policy and business.
Policy

Daniel H. Rosen, Orville Schell, and other panelists discuss the pace, extent, and impact of China's reforms at the launch of ASPI’s report “Avoiding the Blind Alley: China’s Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications.”

Book Excerpt: 'The Descartes Highlands' by Eric Gamalinda

Eric Gamalinda (L), author of
Arts

A new novel tells the stories of two young men, each unaware of the other's existence, who share a family secret: they were sold for adoption by their American father shortly after their births in the Philippines. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 1.

Photo of the Day: A Sky Dipped in Pink in Taiwan

A group of people walk down a path cast in pink shadows in Taichung, Taiwan on September 23, 2014.
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A group of people walk down a path cast in pink shadows in Taichung, Taiwan on September 23, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)

Interview: Chinese Author Hong Mei's Backpacking Odyssey Across India [PHOTOS]

Jacket art for Chinese author Hong Mei's travelogue 'The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get to Me.' (New Star Press, Beijing, 2014)

Believed to be the first Chinese woman on record to have trekked the length and breadth of India, Hong Mei recounts her adventures in a new book. Author appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on October 28.