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Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens.

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi's 'Being the Other — The Muslim in India'

(Saeed Naqvi)
Arts

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the veteran Indian journalist remembers the first time he felt "otherized."

How Asia Can Tackle Both Poverty and Inequality

Navsari, India. (Siddashi/Flickr)
Current Affairs

“The success in Asia is one of poverty reduction, it's not one of inequality reduction.”

Why Some 'Brown Asians' Feel Left Out of the Asian American Conversation

(Marcela/Flickr)
Current Affairs

A recent video calling out racism against Asian Americans raised questions within the community about inclusion.

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

Seven Prominent Journalists Discuss Deteriorating Press Freedom in India

On February 17, 2016, Indian journalists shout slogans during a protest to condemn an assault on fellow media workers by lawyers at a court in New Delhi. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The journalists weigh in on recent incidents targeting the press and how the media landscape has shifted in their country in recent years.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Why India Has So Many Slaves

Indian children shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 12, 2008 on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Poverty, social inequality, and the huge garment industry create perfect conditions for labor exploitation in the country. Experts debate what can be done to solve the problem.