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George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

Podcast: Women Confront 'Honor Killing' in Pakistan

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In the sixth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses violence against women who supposedly shame their family.

Apology for Racial Insensitivity at Oscars Fails to Mollify Asian-American Community

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader and Asia Game Changer, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary last month. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
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Actor George Takei called the mea culpa "a bland, corporate response."

Treatment of Asians at the Oscars: 'Antithesis of Progress'

Children represent accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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A segment resurfacing Asian stereotypes obscures an equally troubling problem: the lack of good roles in Hollywood.

Watch Asia Make its Mark at the Oscars, Past and Present

L to R: Animation director Erik-Jan De Boer, director Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, composer Mychael Danna, and cinematographer Claudio Miranda attend the 20th Century Fox Academy Award Nominees Celebration on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
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As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.

Photo of the Day: Ang Lee Wins His Second Oscar for Best Director

Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: From Linsanity to Galloping Gangnam, a Look Back at Asia in 2012

Then-New York Knick Jeremy Lin (#17) in action at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.

Interview: Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker Alison Klayman on Stumbling Onto Ai Weiwei

A poster from Alison Klayman's documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei,
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“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits.

Photos/Video: Oscar Winners Speak at Asia Society in New York

Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge, directors of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'Saving Face' at Asia Society New York on March 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley)
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.