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Video: Is David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo a Statement of Confucian Philosophy?

British football player David Beckham shows his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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David Beckham hasn't had good luck with foreign-language tattoos in the past, but this one isn't bad, says an Asia Society language expert.

Photos: As Japan's Baseball Season Kicks Off, A Look at What Fans Are Eating

A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As baseball season opens in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at the Japanese equivalent of hot dogs and pretzels.

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)
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I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Video: Watch Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young

Chef Simpson Wong's Lobster Egg Foo Young, named one of the top eight dishes by The New York Times in 2012. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

The first batch of
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The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.

Photos: Stars Come Out for Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week Gala

L to R: Shu Pei, Martha Hunt, Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda, and Michelle Harper at Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)
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Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala was the place to be Monday night as some of the biggest names in fashion, arts and business flocked to The Pierre in New York City for the exclusive black-tie event featuring honorary chair Jason Wu.

Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

Michelle Obama stands with inaugural dress designer Jason Wu in front of the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC  on March 9, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady.

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings 'New Persian Kitchen' Into Every Home

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On the eve of Norouz, Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food and the upcoming New Persian Kitchen, shares her insights into Persian food and hospitality.

Video: Violinist Jason Yang Uses Talent to Build Hype for 'Game of Thrones'

Jason Yang and fellow musicians perform the theme to HBO's
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Taiwanese-American electric violinist Jason Yang, who performed on The Colbert Report last week with street dancer Lil Buck, also performed the Game of Thrones theme song for an HBO event.

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.