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Category: Current Affairs

Photos: Diwali, India's 'Festival of Lights'

Indian schoolgirls share a light moment as they play with sparklers at a function in Amritsar on October 16, 2009, on the eve of the Diwali festival. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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A look at the preparations and celebrations associated with the sacred Hindu holiday.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

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Current Affairs

Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.

TBT: In 1977, Talking U.S.-China Relations on the Today Show

(L to R) Stanley Karnow, Winston Lord, and Robert B. Oxnam discuss the state of U.S.-China relations on the Today Show with host Tom Brokaw in 1977. (Dan Sterbling)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Robert B. Oxnam of Asia Society's China Council chatted with Tom Brokaw in 1977.

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.

Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Can the Other 'Asian Giants' Deal With China's Slowdown?

Visitors have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

DBS Group Research Managing Director Timothy Wong discusses economic reforms in China, India, and Indonesia, and what opportunities and perils lie ahead.

#TBT: In 1971, Korean Musicians Play It Gayageum Style

Korean musicians perform as part of Asia Society’s 1971 Performing Arts program “P’ansori.” (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 1971 program featuring traditional Korean musicians.

The China Model: Meritocracy or 'Red Empire'?

Members of China's incoming Politburo Standing Committee, led by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on November 15, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Political theorist Daniel Bell envisions an ideal meritocratic "China model" that doesn't elect top leaders democratically. Can it happen?