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A Farewell Message From Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai [Video]

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's final day at Asia Society is August 29, 2012. She joined the organization 22 years ago.
Multimedia

On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization.

Interview: A Video for Chinese People 'Concerned About the Air They Breathe'

Multimedia

After months of documenting China's air quality, Asia Society's China Air Daily project will now take its findings to an international photography festival in China's Shanxi Province.

Asia Society's La Frances Hui on the Subversive Humor of Stephen Chow

Hong Kong screen icon Stephen Chow (L) in  'Fight Back to School II' (1992).
Arts

Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui offers an appreciation of the seemingly nonsensical humor of Stephen Chow for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Lung Yingtai: Culture Can Reveal 'Hidden Wounds' on Both Sides of Taiwan Strait

Writer and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's first-ever Minister of Culture, at Asia Society New York on August 22, 2012.
Policy

Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Interview: Punk Music and Protest in China and Russia

Wu Hao, guitarist for Beijing-based indie-punk band SUBS, performs at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, May 2009. (Josh Chin/Flickr)
Arts

Fascinating things happen, the Pussy Riot trial reminds us, when music is used to give the finger to a stagnant government — especially an authoritarian one.

Interview: For Hong Kong and China, Are 'Locusts' the New Anchor Babies?

Hong Kong protesters holding up signs that say
Policy

Asia Society fellow Jeff Wasserstrom weighs in on recent public surge in anti-mainland Chinese sentiment in Hong Kong.

'You Must Say It Loudly' and Other Quotes from Taiwan's Lung Yingtai

Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture.
Policy

Ahead of her sold-out appearance at Asia Society New York, six memorable quotes from Taiwan's Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai on public and private integrity, Taiwan's duty, and the "Shanghai man."

Video: When the Going Gets Tough, Superhero Robot Turns to Noodle-Making

Robot chefs that look like Japanese superhero Ultraman take over China's noodle bars.
Lifestyle

A newly invented noodle-shaving robot is all the rage in Chinese noodle bars.

Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)
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"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Connects with the Women of Gujarat, India

A Gujarati woman and a child. (Ellen Kaplowitz)
Arts

Globetrotting photographer Ellen Kaplowitz tells Asia Blog, "I've learned a lot from the people I've photographed," and has the pictures to prove it.