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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)
Multimedia

"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.

Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China's Rise Underestimated 'Power of the People'

CBS News correspondent Dan Rather arrives in Beijing in Feb. 1972. (Courtesy Ed Fouhy)
Multimedia

The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.

To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
Education

"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."

Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering 'Booming' Asia [Video]

Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama at his residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, in July 2007. (DanRather.com)
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In part four of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years.