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Interview: William Dalrymple and the 'Very Attractive' World of the Late Mughals

Historian, travel writer and journalist William Dalrymple reading from his collection
Arts

The acclaimed historian relates how he came to co-curate an Asia Society Museum exhibition, and explains his ongoing fascination with the late Mughal era.

Interview: Sichan Siv Says Khmer Rouge Sentence Doesn't 'Match the Crime'

A handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on February 3, 2012 shows fomer Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav — better known as Duch (C) — greeting judges in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh. (Nhet Sokheng/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Beyond a small number of people in Phnom Penh, no one really cares about what is happening to the Khmer Rouge in the tribunal," says former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and Asia Society Associate Fellow Sichan Siv.

Interview: Thomas Gouttierre on Early U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Afghan men walk past by U.S. soldiers in Ghazni province on February 2, 2012. (Aref Yaqubi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Afghanistan expert and Asia Society Associate Fellow Thomas Gouttierre says non-military job creation is key to a successful exit for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Interview: Ronnie Chan on the Opening of Asia Society's Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan, second from left, at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center Pre-Opening Gala Dinner on February 8, 2012. Pictured to Chan's left is Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after the 1997 handover. (Nick Mak)
Lifestyle

On the eve of its grand opening, Asia Society Co-Chair and Hong Kong-native Ronnie Chan discusses the new Asia Society Hong Kong Center and its significance to the Asia Society and the city of Hong Kong.

Interview: Playwright Zayd Dohrn on Being an 'Outside Person' [Photos]

Arts

Dohrn discusses how his new off-Broadway play 'Outside People' bridges the gap between Chinese and American culture.

Three Questions for 'Chinglish' Playwright David Henry Hwang

Playwright David Henry Hwang congratulates actress Jennifer Lim at the 'Chinglish' Broadway opening night after-party at the Brasserie 8 1/2 on Oct. 27, 2011 in New York City. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Arts

Asia Blog caught up with the Asian-American Tony Award winner for a few quick questions about his latest Broadway play, Chinglish, which TIME magazine called "a serious and nuanced study of the Chinese/American cultural divide."

2011: Hu Yong Looks Back on the Year in Chinese Media (New and Old)

Hu Yong is one of China's leading experts on new media.
Policy The only useful outlet for the expression of popular concerns in China is the internet, says new media expert Hu Yong.

Interview: Tuong Vu, Author of 'Paths to Development in Asia'

<i>Paths to Development in Asia</i> by Tuong Vu, selected as runner-up in the 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
Policy

Since the economies of East Asia first experienced broad economic growth in the post-World War II era, academics have debated which factors best explain such success. In his book Paths to Development in Asia, University of Oregon Political Science professor Tuong Vu argues that state formation, more than colonial legacy or geography, played a decisive role in explaining such success. Vu's study was selected as a runner-up for Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Interview: Beena Sarwar on Journalism and Safety in Pakistan

Journalist Beena Sarwar. (Maha Sarwar Shahid)
Policy

The body of missing Pakistani journalist Javed Naseer Rind was found on Saturday in a remote part of the troubled Pakistani province of Balochistan, marking the seventh death of a Pakistani journalist in 2011 and placing Pakistan on pace to rank as the world’s deadliest place for journalists for the second year in a row, according to a report by The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Interview: Arvind Subramanian on a Dominant China

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) looks on as his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao answers a question during a press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2011. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Author of Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance suggests the era of Chinese economic leadership may already be upon us.