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Interview: How 'Peer Pressure' is Spurring Philanthropy in Asia

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu (Wenchi Yu)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu describes the changing landscape for Asian philanthropy and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in China. 

Video: The Meaning Behind 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' and Other Four Word Chinese Phrases

The Great LOL of China episode 8: Chengyu Game Show
Education

In the eighth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, game show contestants try to make sense of Chinese "chengyu" — four word phrases with deep meanings attached to them.

Weekly Rewind: Beijing 2022, Balloon-Based Internet in Sri Lanka, and the World's Weirdest Border Dispute

Chinese people wearing traditional costumes gather to celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern China's Hebei province on July 31, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power. 

Weekly Rewind: Welcome to Astana, Pakistan's New Official Language, and the Islands of Kagoshima

The view from the Presidential Palace in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
ArtsMultimedia

Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

#TBT: Chinese President Jiang Zemin Meets Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller in 1995

(L to R) Jiang Zemin, Henry Kissinger, and David Rockefeller meet at a 1995 Asia Society conference in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When a 1995 Asia Society conference brought three political and corporate titans together.

Video: Kevin Rudd on Why Conflict Between the US and China Remains Unlikely

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd joins host Fareed Zakaria on CNN's GPS, July 26, 2015. (Jinq Qian/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

On CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” the Asia Society Policy Institute President argues that the U.S. and China have no interest in regional conflict and refutes the “China collapse-ism” theory.

Video: 'Smacking Horse Butt' and Untangling China's Most Colorful Slang

The Great LOL of China episode 7: Chinese Slang
Education

In the seventh episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, students learn that Chinese words often aren't quite what they appear to be.

Interview: Why It's Hard to 'Change Mindsets' on Environmental Protection Among India's Elites

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala. (Alexis Agliano Sanborn/Asia Society)
Sustainability

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala discusses how she's helping push environmental research and education amid India's dire need for a sustainable mindset.