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Video: Yale Historian Sees Continuity Between Qing Dynasty, 18th Party Congress

Yale University historian Peter Purdue puts China's 18th Party Congress in historical perspective on November 14, 2012.
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Historian Peter Perdue traces the parallels between Qing Dynasty practices and this week's 18th Party Congress in Beijing.

Photos: Remembering King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, 1922-2012

Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), shown here in French-style military uniform in 1953. (Stringer/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Photos and commentary on the life of Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), who died of a heart attack in Beijing earlier today.

Photo of the Day: Fire Dance in Mongolia

A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)
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A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Bonding Time in Mongolia

A young girl smiles as her grandmother braids her hair in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (kari_1981/Flickr)
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A young girl smiles as her grandmother braids her hair in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (kari_1981/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.

Photo of the Day: Giddying Up in Mongolia

A horse rider enjoying a ride in the open air in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Kartik Anand/Flickr)
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A horse rider enjoying a ride in the open air in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Kartik Anand/Flickr)

Chinese Milk Company Teases Londoners with Cryptic Pre-Olympics Ad Campaign

Yili's
Lifestyle

Just in time for the Olympics, a Chinese milk company based in Inner Mongolia launched an ad campaign in London that had locals scratching their heads.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Documents Rugged Lives of Kazakh Eagle Hunters

48-year-old Kazakh hunter Elik with his 6-year-old eagle. (Palani Mohan)
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Palani Mohan's spectacular new black and white photos capture the lives, families and homes of nomadic eagle hunters in remote western Mongolia.

Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.
Lifestyle

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.

Photo of the Day: Colorful Rooftops in Ulaanbaatar

In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012.
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In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)