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Interview: Joe Wong on Intercultural Stand-up and Young Chinese 'Wanting to See Something Real' On Stage

Joe Wong at the 2013 National Chinese Language Conference. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Chinese American comedian describes the blossoming stand-up scene in China.

Video: A Comedic Look at the Quiet and the Chaos of Chinese New Year

The Great LOL of China episode 2: New Years. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the second episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and a friend find themselves alone and starving in Beijing during Chinese New Year.

Interview: How 'Frustrated Ideologue' Mao Zedong’s Failing Bureaucracy Derailed China

Children in Taiyuan, China in 2011 celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Stanford sociologist Andrew G. Walder discusses his new book about how some of the worst man-made catastrophes in China's history were able to unfold.

Interview: White House Executive Chef on 'Culinary Diplomacy' and Learning to Cook in the Philippines

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford prepares quinoa black bean and corn salad in the old family dining room of the White House, August 20, 2012. (Sonya N. Hebert/White House)
Food & Recipes

Philippines-born Cris Comerford reflects on two decades in the White House kitchen.

Interview: Ai-jen Poo on the 'Invisible' Women Who are Transforming the US Economy

Labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
Current Affairs

MacArthur "Genius" award winner discusses the marginalized immigrant domestic workers she works with, saying "I can't imagine where else I'd be."

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the ‘Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Vietnamese American spoken artist and social activist Bao Phi. (AnRong Xu)
Arts

Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."

Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Jeremy Lin. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

“I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview. 

Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
Current AffairsPolicy

Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Actress and singer Jennie Kwan. (Jennie Kwan)
Current Affairs

Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power."

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Julie Chu. (Ralph Lauren Magazine)
Lifestyle

“We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu chats with Asia Blog about being the first Asian American on the U.S. women’s hockey team.