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Book Excerpt: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' by Jung Chang

Empress Cixi (1835-1908) is the subject of Jung Chang's revisionist new biography
Arts

Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12.

Photo of the Day: Endless Plains of Greenery in Mongolia

A group of animals graze on the endless plains of Mongolia on October 6, 2013. (Daniela Hartmann/Flickr)
Multimedia

A group of animals graze on the endless plains of Mongolia on October 6, 2013. (Daniela Hartmann/Flickr)

Naadam: 12 Must-See Photos From Mongolia's 'Three Games of Men' Festival

Lifestyle

The annual Naadam festival occurs across Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and other communities in the middle of July each year. The colorful festival is renowned for its three sporting events: archery, horse racing, and wrestling.

Photo of the Day: Prayers Amongst the Trees in Mongolia

Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp/Flickr)
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Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Tending the Cows in Mongolia

A village girl takes her cows out for their evening milking in Bayanchandmani, Mongolia on June 3, 2013. (mfcorwin/Flickr)
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A village girl takes her cows out for their evening milking in Bayanchandmani, Mongolia on June 3, 2013. (mfcorwin/Flickr)

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.

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)
Multimedia

As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.

Is Xi Jinping a Reformer? It's Much Too Early to Tell (A Response to Nicholas Kristof)

A painting of President Xi Jinping for sale in a Shanghai shop. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Rachel Beitarie reply to Nicholas Kristof's New York Times piece predicting that Xi Jinping will spearhead a resurgence in economic reforms.

Asia Society's Young Leaders Build a Movement at Dhaka Summit

Adnan Malik speaks at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Program Summit in December, 2012. (Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society's Tom Nagorski shares his firsthand impressions of the remarkable "leadership stories" he heard at the 2012 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh last month.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."