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Are Chinese Miners Destroying a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Site in Afghanistan? [Images]

A gold-plated seated Buddha overlooks the China Metallurgical Group Corporation mine. (Brent Huffman)
Multimedia

While working on a documentary film about a Chinese mining company in Afghanistan, Brent Huffman got caught up in the saga of a 2,000 year-old Buddhist site on the brink of destruction.

Book Excerpt: 'Every Nation for Itself' by Ian Bremmer

World leaders pose for a group photo at the G20 summit in Washington, DC on Nov. 15, 2008. Four years later, Ian Bremmer argues, the G20 is no longer a source of meaningful leadership. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

For the first time since the end of World War II, says Ian Bremmer, no single power or alliance of powers is ready to take on the challenges of global leadership.

Photo of the Day: Red Sail at Sunset, Li River

Old river barge on the Li River, Guanxi, China on October 9, 2010. (Stuck in Customs/Flickr)
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An aging river barge on the Li River, Guangxi, China on October 9, 2010 defines "picturesque." (Stuck in Customs/Flickr)

Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

Interview: U.S. 'Emboldens' Philippines In South China Sea Dispute With China

The guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney operate in the South China Sea in 2010. (U.S. Navy/David Mercil)
Policy

In an interview with a Global Post reporter Asia Society Senior Program Officer Andrew Billo says the U.S.'s military involvement in the South China Sea has increased tension in the region.

Photo of the Day: Health Care Plan in a Bag, Yinchuan, China

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Chinese herbal pharmacy in Yinchuan, China on July 3, 2011. (Steve Lau/Flickr)

Teacher Appreciation, Asian Style

A teacher (L) guides children during a reading lesson in Singapore on May 25, 2010. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

In time for Teacher Appreciation Week, three lessons from Asia on how to value educators.

Photo of the Day: Sedan Chairs for Your Comfort in Yunnan, China

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If a 500-step climb from the bottom to the top of Tiger Leaping Gorge sounds like a lot, you will need one of these sedan chairs. Sedan chairs for the comfort of tourists at Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China on April 12, 2012. (Tim Kelly/Flickr)

Video: From the Great Wall to Carnegie Hall: Cellist Wang Jian at Asia Society Hong Kong

Cellist Wang Jian at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on May 5, 2012.

Cellist Wang Jian offers a little Bach, and recounts highlights from his remarkable career, in a special appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15.