Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: an Asia Society open house in 1984 defies George Orwell's dystopian vision.
China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation Tuesday in Beijing that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the United States.
North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people."
At 270 miles long, the Li River is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mile stretch of river between the southwestern cities of Guilin and Yangshuo.
Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.
The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."
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