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'Gook' Director Justin Chon's Quest To Ignite Conversations

A still from Justin Chon's film Gook. (Birthday Soup Films LLC)
Arts

An interview with the actor, writer, and director whose new film explores Korean-black relations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Asia Abridged Podcast: North Korea Tests Trump

Rockets are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Analysts look at the options for dealing with the nuclear crisis unfolding on the Korean peninsula.

Former CIA Analyst: 'We Are Smoking Something' if We Think North Korea Denuclearization Is Achievable

(L to R) Chung-in Moon, Barbara Demick, Daniel Russell, and Sue Mi Terry speak at Asia Society in New York on June 19, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Sue Mi Terry says recent meetings with North Korean officials reemphasized the country's commitment to its nuclear weapons program.

Novelist Min Jin Lee on the 'Eternal Foreignness' of Being Asian American

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Arts

The Korean-American writer discusses her work profiling Japan's marginalized Korean population.

Dwayne Johnson’s Stuntman: ‘I’m Typecast Often and That’s Alright'

Why Korean Food Is Having its Moment

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Food & RecipesLifestyle

The chef and restauranteur Sohui Kim explains why the once-neglected Asian cuisine has become so popular around the world.

From 'Unassimilable' to 'Exceptional': An Evolution of Asian American Stereotypes

UC Irvine Sociologist Jennifer Lee. (Jennifer Lee)
Current Affairs

Sociologist Jennifer Lee discusses the misleading "model minority" stereotype, why it persists, and how it influences Asian American outcomes.

An Interview With an Asian American Trump Supporter

New Mexico delegate Dr. Lisa Shin gestures as she delivers a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Lisa Shin, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, explains why President Trump's position on immigration appeals so much to her.

The Big TPP Meeting in Chile, Explained

U.S. President Donald Trump shows the Executive Order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, January 23, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Pool-Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler tells us what to look for at the first big Asia-Pacific trade summit following the U.S. withdrawal from TPP.

The Removal of South Korea's President

 South Korean man reads extra edition newspaper reporting impeached President Park Geun-hye on March 10, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A Seoul court has upheld the conviction of Park Geun-hye, auguring changes for the country — and the region.