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Interview: New Doc Captures Harvard Basketball Star Emily Tay's American Dream

Burmese American Harvard University basketball star Emily Tay is the subject of Melissa Johnson's 2011 documentary 'No Look Pass.' (High Hip Productions)
Arts

Director Melissa Johnson and her subject, Emily Tay, discuss the intricacies of their film "No Look Pass" and the sudden phenomenon of Asian American basketball stars.

Interview: Genocide Survivor Loung Ung Reclaims Life, and Light, in New Memoir

Loung Ung, author of the memoir
Arts

"You can be OK too," says the acclaimed memoirist and survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. "I'm not saying it will be easy, but you can be OK too."

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention.

Video: Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

Multimedia

Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed.

Interview: Vali Nasr on Revisiting US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and former advisor to Richard Holbrooke. (Vali Nasr/Flickr)
Policy

Whether the U.S. agrees or not, argues Vali Nasr, "Pakistan more than any other country will decide the fate of Afghanistan."

Interview: How Small US Businesses Can Make Money in China

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Business

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Frank Lavin is trying to make "Made in America" popular again. He'll speak at Asia Society New York on April 10.

Hong Kong Designer Tells New York Apartment Dwellers to 'Blur the Boundaries'

Hong Kong designer Gary Chang demonstrates his
Lifestyle

In an interview with Asia Blog, Gary Chang, inventor of the remarkable "Domestic Transformer" apartment, shares some secrets for adapting to a small living space.

Oz Prize Finalists Talk War in Afghanistan, Reform in Myanmar, and Chinese Stocks

Journalists at work in Hoi An, Vietnam. (Espen Faugstad/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's six finalists for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia give insights into their nominated reports. The winner will be announced next month.

Interview: 'Tina's Mouth' Author Has Graphic, Novel Take on Indian American Life

Budding existentialist Tina Malhotra is the heroine of 'Tina's Mouth.'
Arts

With the publication of Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary, Indian Americans now have a graphic novel heroine to call their own.

Interview: Peter Popham on Profiling Aung San Suu Kyi, 'Warts and All'

Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters wearing a traditional costume as she leaves after her speech in Lashio, the northern Shan state, on March 17, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Journalist Peter Popham will discuss his new book The Lady and the Peacock, a major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, at Asia Society New York on March 28. Click the headline to read our interview.