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Video: The Rustic Beauty of Kyrgyzstan

(Dmitry Karyshev/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A high-definition look at one of Asia's most spectacular — and underrated — countries

9/11 Survivor Recalls Unspoken Bond With Victims of Japan's Great Tsunami

Participants in exchanges between survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks and the 3/11 Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami share their stories at Asia Society in New York on March 8, 2016.
Current Affairs

In recent years, survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks have been meeting victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, yielding implications for disaster psychiatry. Two participants share their experiences.

Video: Did You Bring Small Bills?

The Great LOL of China episode 11: Small Bills
Current AffairsEducation

At restaurants in the Middle Kingdom, big denominations of cash are not welcome.

Video: The Rich World of Cheap Chinese Food

The Great LOL of China episode 10: Same Food New Style
Current AffairsEducation

In the tenth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse explores the wonderful world of homestyle Chinese cooking, which can taste a whole lot better than the fare at China’s most expensive restaurants. So what if China’s most basic dishes got the high-end advertising campaign they deserve?

Video: Battle of the Weibo Bots

The Great LOL of China episode 9: Social Media Madness
Current AffairsEducation

In the ninth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell laments all the fake "bot" followers his show is attracting. So he hits the streets of Beijing to dredge up real fans.

Video: The Meaning Behind 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' and Other Four Word Chinese Phrases

The Great LOL of China episode 8: Chengyu Game Show
Education

In the eighth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, game show contestants try to make sense of Chinese "chengyu" — four word phrases with deep meanings attached to them.

Video: 'Smacking Horse Butt' and Untangling China's Most Colorful Slang

The Great LOL of China episode 7: Chinese Slang
Education

In the seventh episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, students learn that Chinese words often aren't quite what they appear to be.

Video: Bilingual Rap Traces China's Development from the Qing to the 'Bling' Dynasty

The Great LOL of China episode 6: Mo Money Mo Fazhan
Current AffairsEducation

In the sixth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell explores the highs and the lows of China economic transformation in the music video "Mo Money, Mo Fazhan (development)."

Video: It's Time to Play Some 'Stereotype Bingo'!

'The Great LOL of China' episode 5: Stereotype Bingo. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.

Video: A Nostalgic Love Ballad About Meat on a Stick in Beijing

'The Great LOL of China' episode 4: Chuanr. (Jesse Appell)
EducationMultimedia

In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.