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Honorable Detective Turn Up in Highbrow Magazine

<i>Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History</i> (Norton, 2010) by Yunte Huang.
Lifestyle

Real-life sleuthing uncovers the Chinese American hero behind a pulp stereotype.

Do China's Surveillance Systems Cross the Line?

Policy

China is using over seven million surveillance cameras to monitor streets, businesses, hotels, schools, and even religious sites.

Photo of the Day: Afghan Harvest

Bamiyan stands in a valleyon the former Silk Road.
Lifestyle

Bamiyan stands in a valley stretching 100 km. through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond.

Nepal's Tiger Population on the Rise

Lifestyle A joint study revealed that the number of tigers in Nepal has jumped from 121 to 155 in a single year.

'The Story of Tsoe': The Illegal Slaughter of Tibetan Antelopes

Lifestyle

The thick, fine undercoat that allows the Tibetan Antelope, or "Tsoe," to survive winter temperatures of negative 45 degrees Fahrenheit, may ultimately cause the species' extinction.

Photo of the Day: Cosplay Hunk

Cosplay in Shanghai
Lifestyle A contestant wearing a cosplay outfit arranges his wig during the 8th Annual China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai.

Cool Down with Asian-Inspired Summer Drinks

Thai Iced Tea (<a href=Alexander Koste/Flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/thaiicedtea.jpg">
Food & Recipes

By Lea McLellan

Photo of the Day: Stamp for Sale

A 1897 Chinese red revenue stamp with an estimated value of $1.28 million
Lifestyle A 1897 Chinese red revenue stamp with an estimated value of $1.28 million, in Hong Kong on July 27, 2010.

Power of Language

Lifestyle

The New York Times carried two interesting articles on language in Asia over the past few days.

US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2L), South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (2R) and South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young (R) stand together as they lay a wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on July 21, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The Obama administration has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea and is conducting military exercises with South Korea in response to North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago.