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Video: The Tonal Beauty of Mandarin, Expressed Through A-Capella Fruit

The Great LOL of China episode 12: Chinese Tones
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In the 12th episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends illustrate through song the beautiful (albeit confusing) Chinese tones. 

Wendy Cutler: Asia's Rise Closely Tied to the Rise of its Women

Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler briefs the international media at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (State Department)

The new Asia Society Policy Institute VP and head of Asia Society's Washington, D.C., office talks to Asia Blog about trade and why women's rights are so important in Asia.

Weekly Rewind: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Colombo Consensus 2.0, and North Korea at Age 70

Gantry cranes and shipping containers are seen beside a vessel at the cargo terminal area of Tokyo port on October 6, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area October 6 as the start of a 'new century' for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1964, Nepali Dancer Strikes a Pose

Nepali Dancer Bali Ram poses in front of a 15th-century sculpture, 'Avalokiteshvara', on loan from The Golden Monastery in Patan, Nepal at Asia Society's “The Art of Nepal.” (Asia Society)
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Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when an enigmatic dancer from Nepal stormed America and cooked at Asia Society.

Weekly Rewind: Elections in Kyrgyzstan, Dessert in Hong Kong, and the Koreans at the Top of the Art World

A photo taken on September 30, 2015 shows Changdeokgung Palace during a 'moonlight tour' in Seoul. The 15th century Changdeokgung Palace is one of five remaining royal Joseon dynasty palaces, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Videos: How Local Artisans Are Rebuilding Nepal

Nepal's historic Dharahara Tower was largely destroyed in an April 25 earthquake. (Domenico/Flickr)
Current Affairs

The filmmaker Amitabh Joshi returned to his hometown, stricken by a large earthquake in April, to witness its slow reconstruction.

#TBT: In 1988, South Korea's President Talks Democracy and Detente at Asia Society

South Korean President Roh Tae Woo (L) and Marshall Bouton at an Asia Society luncheon in 1988. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
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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 Roh Tae Woo dropped by Asia Society during the United Nations General Assembly

Video: Did You Bring Small Bills?

The Great LOL of China episode 11: Small Bills
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At restaurants in the Middle Kingdom, big denominations of cash are not welcome.

Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang speaks at Asia Society New York on September 28. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society New York Monday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang addresses a recent interview where Chinese President Xi Jinping defended construction on island chains claimed by both countries.

Video: Mixed Progress on Gender Equality

Tom Nagorski, Peggy Liu, Aamina Awan, and Josette Sheeran speak at Asia Society New York. (Stella Könemann)
Current Affairs

Subjects of the new film A Single Step say that things have moved backward in some places.