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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)
Current Affairs

"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."

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

BHP Billiton CEO: 'No Nation Was Ever Ruined By Trade'

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie (L) discusses the virtues of free trade with journalist Richard Lui (R). (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

In an appearance at Asia Society, Andrew Mackenzie issued a full-throated defense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements.

The Atlantic's Alex Wagner: Diversity More Than Just 'Ticking a Box'

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Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist discusses her Asian American background, the resonance of the immigration story, and why the media isn't to blame for Donald Trump.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.

Interview: The New Yorker's Adrian Chen on Diversity, Longform Writing, and His Fascination With Trolling

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

"If you come to journalism kind of with any kind of outsider perspective, you'd begin to see to see how much people rely on the same sources and cover the same stories."

Interview: Anna Sui on Dressing Rock Stars

Anna Sui (Josh Jordan)
Arts

The iconic fashion designer on thinking globally, channeling Keith Richards, and her upcoming book.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

Interview: 'Top Chef' Edward Lee on Why Lo-Mein is as American as Apple Pie

The chef Edward Lee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Dan Dry)
Current Affairs

The chef tells Asia Blog that "it is truly an exciting time to eat at Asian-inspired restaurants right now."

Where Hillary Clinton's China Policy Would Differ From President Obama's

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton makes introductory remarks before an address by Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2012 (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Current AffairsPolicy

A look at the Democratic frontrunner's rhetoric reveals a more pointed approach to the Asian country, centered on respect for human rights.