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Interview: Producer Kyu Lee on Bringing Psy and 'Korean Wave' of Pop Culture to US

Kyu Lee.
Lifestyle

The entertainment world insider who helped Psy break big in America talks about the responsibility he feels to help more Asians and Asian Americans gain exposure in U.S. mainstream media.

Interview: Korilla BBQ's Eddie Song Shares His Top Five Good Eats and More

The Korilla BBQ team strikes a pose in front of their truck at the 2011 Vendy Awards in New York City. They won the Rookie of the Year Award. (Korilla BBQ)
Multimedia

Korilla BBQ's Eddie Song gives Asia Society the lowdown on favorite food picks in New York City, the story behind his truck's social media and why there's a tiger on the truck.

Gallery: Maps and Photos Show Asia Does Mass Transit Bigger, Faster, Better

A South Korean woman uses her mobile phone to buy a product at the virtual retail shop at Seolleung Station in Seoul. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A compilation of subway maps and photos shows the dramatic development of mass transit in Asian cities over recent years.

After Year of Transitions in Northeast Asia, 2013 Needs to Be a Year of Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping prior to a meeting in Beijing on Sept. 19, 2012. (U.S. Secretary of Defense/Flickr)
Policy

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.

A Rock By Any Other Name: Asia's Premiere Language Game of 2012

Education

What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.

Milestone for South Korea: Nation Elects Park Geun-hye, First Female President [UPDATED]

Park Geun-hye on the cover of Time magazine on December 17, 2012, two days before being elected as South Korea's first female president. (Hein-Kuhn Oh/Time)
Multimedia

Earlier today South Korea elected a new president, Park Geun-hye, the nation's first female president and the daughter of its longest-ruling dictator, Park Chung-hee. Asia Society surveys reactions to the news.

2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit
Lifestyle

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Multimedia: 6 Asia-Related Controversies From the London Olympics

Referee urges Indonesian and South Korean athletes to play fairly in women's doubles badminton match on July 31, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
Multimedia

It's not just the 300 events in 26 sports over 16 days that made the Olympics exciting. It's also the scandals, specifically the Asian ones that kept viewers hooked on Olympics news.

Five Things US Schools Can Learn From the Rest of the World

Students in Shanghai have seen vast improvements in their education system. (Flickr/Kyle Taylor)
Education

We now know that a number of other countries — primarily Asian nations — have gotten a lot better at education than the U.S. What are the lessons for U.S. schools?

2012 (and beyond): What American Educators Can Learn From Asia

Graduating students in Singapore stand in the shape of the island nation. (Flickr/Joshua Sosrosaputro)
Education

Singapore has it. So does China. Korea is working on it, and a few months ago, India joined the club. What is “it,” you ask? School reform measures that prepare students for a global knowledge economy.