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Video: Who Will Be China's Psy?

Arts

Author Jonathan Campbell says that if Chinese rock 'n' roll were to take off globally, he hopes it would be in "a more serious way" than just "a crazy video with a silly dance."

Photos: From Linsanity to Galloping Gangnam, a Look Back at Asia in 2012

Then-New York Knick Jeremy Lin (#17) in action at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.

Poll: Who Was Asia's Person of the Year in 2012?

Myanmar president Thein Sein (L) and legislator Aung San Suu Kyi (R) speaking at Asia Society events in 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi was last year's winner of our reader poll for Asia's Person of the Year — will her countryman take her spot this year? (Kenji Takigami/Joshua Roberts)

Asia Blog has compiled a list of 12 of the most newsworthy figures of 2012. It's your turn to vote on who you think had the most impact.

2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit
Lifestyle

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The Growth of China's Film Audience Means Xenophobia Doesn't Pay

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Lifestyle

In their own ways, Red Dawn and Skyfall made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market.

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)
Lifestyle

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe that a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was.

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary
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Three continents. Three teams. One goal — to build human towers. Filmmakers Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs of each.

Video: For Vir Das and Other South Asian Comics, the Best Punchline is Life Unfolding

Actor and comedian Vir Das performing a stand-up skit in India.
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As actor and comedian Vir Das prepares to discuss comedy and its social function with Asia Society's India Centre, we take a look at how several South Asian comics use humor to tell the stories of our lives.

Multimedia: New Film 'Buffalo Girls' Explores World of Child Boxing in Thailand

Stam, one of two eight-year-old Thai boxers profiled in Todd Kellstein's new documentary
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After years spent documenting underground child boxing in Thailand, filmmaker Todd Kellstein says, "It became clear that as a foreigner, I was in no place to judge."

'An Army of Zhang Ziyis' and Other Colorful Quotes from Media Maven Hung Huang

Journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur Hung Huang.
Lifestyle

The Chinese journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur, who will speak at Asia Society New York on October 30, isn't one to shy away from provocative statements.