Princely pedigree and family roots in East Asia's conflicted past run deep among incoming leaders in Beijing, Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul.
Author Jonathan Campbell says that if Chinese rock 'n' roll were to take off globally, he hopes it would be in "a more serious way" than just "a crazy video with a silly dance."
"I consider Indians writing in English as writers, first and foremost," says award-winning author and journalist Hari Kunzru. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10.
An "ObaMao" T-Shirt hangs on a clothes line in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on January 8, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)
Asia Society Associate Fellow John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economics should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
With a resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands, says Asia Society's Michael Kulma.
Despite an overall more challenging year, Western luxury brands remain optimistic about China — and for good reason, reports Avery Booker.
Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.
As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
Red and gold in Chinatown on October 20, 2012. (Damian Bere/Flickr)
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