As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.
With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!
Yellow arches span the sky as a train thunders by in the background in Asan, South Korea on December 31, 2013. (Sang yun Lee/ Flickr)
Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.
A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true?
Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.
As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.
Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Jusanji Pond in Cheongsong, South Korea on November 1, 2013. (Jacob Hong/Flickr)
A golden Buddha statue shrouded in light sits surrounded by miniature white Buddha figurines in Seoul Korea on September 2, 2013. (ecodallaluna/Flickr)
Chinese food means something entirely different in every culture. Koreans, too, have successfully incorporated Chinese food into their own cuisine over the last few decades.
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