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China's Elusive Search for Innovation

Lei Jun, popularly known as China's
Policy

The economic powerhouse has long struggled to create new products and ideas — but this may be about to change.

#TBT: In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi Embraces Hillary Clinton

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) greets Aung San Suu Kyi before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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 Myanmar's democracy icon appeared in Washington to signal a major political shift.

Photos: Diwali, India's 'Festival of Lights'

Indian schoolgirls share a light moment as they play with sparklers at a function in Amritsar on October 16, 2009, on the eve of the Diwali festival. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

A look at the preparations and celebrations associated with the sacred Hindu holiday.

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)
Arts

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

Newly initiated
Current Affairs

Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

Photo of the Day: Kazakhstan's Presidential Palace

The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings. (Mariusz Kluzniak/Flickr)
Multimedia

The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings.

Photo of the Day: Monks in Laos

Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations. (Khanh Hmoong/Flickr)
Multimedia

Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.

TBT: In 1977, Talking U.S.-China Relations on the Today Show

(L to R) Stanley Karnow, Winston Lord, and Robert B. Oxnam discuss the state of U.S.-China relations on the Today Show with host Tom Brokaw in 1977. (Dan Sterbling)
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 Robert B. Oxnam of Asia Society's China Council chatted with Tom Brokaw in 1977.

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.