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In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun [Photos]

A woman in a full-body wet suit for complete protection from the sun, in Chaoyang, China on July 5, 2012. (PCAuto)
Lifestyle

Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?

NY Times Says Chinese Ink Painter Wu Guanzhong Melds Ancient and Modern

A Big Manor, 2001, ink and color on rice paper. (Shanghai Art Museum)
Arts

New York Times critic Karen Rosenberg reviews Asia Society's 'Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong,' a retrospective of one of China's most loved artists.

Desai: New Indian President Could Play 'Vital Role'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai with Pranab Mukherjee at Asia Society Museum's Rabindranath Tagore exhibition in New York City in September 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Pranab Mukherjee, an advocate of the arts who visited Asia Society last year, could be more than just a figurehead in shaping India's future.

Interview: Filmmaker Daniel Hsia Plays With Cultural Assumptions in 'Shanghai Calling'

'Shanghai Calling' star Daniel Henney (L) on-set with director Daniel Hsia (R). (Gao Yuping)
Arts

Asia Society's La Frances Hui talks to Hsia, the Chinese American director and writer whose new romantic comedy opens the 35th Asian American International Film Festival this week in New York.

Photo of the Day: Getting Close to Nature in Tonga

Looking at the anatomy of a hibiscus flower in Tonga on May 5, 2012. (You Never Try, You Never Know/Flickr)

Looking at the anatomy of a hibiscus flower in Tonga on May 5, 2012. (You Never Try, You Never Know/Flickr)

Watch: A Climate Change Photo Exhibit Atop Mount Everest [Interview]

David Breashears: Ice Gallery, Main Rongbuk Glacier, Mount Everest, 2011. (GlacierWorks)
Sustainability

Mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears treks up Mount Everest to display photographs of coal mining and melting glaciers at 17,723 feet.

Samosapedia: Decoding the UrbanDictionary of South Asia

Limca — an official
Multimedia

Founded in 2011, Samosapedia is a comical crowd-sourced guide to the lively linguistic stew of South Asia.

Expert: International Aid For Pakistan's Police Force Would Help Stabilize Country

Pakistani police officers load their weapons. (BBC Urdu)
Policy

A new report led by Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas calling for reforms in Pakistan's police force earns coverage from BBC Urdu, Agence-France-Presse, and others.

Photo of the Day: Playing Peekaboo in Tokyo

 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
Multimedia

 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)

Interview: Yung Chang Steps Into the Ring with Documentary 'China Heavyweight'

Qi Moxiang (L) vs. Akihiro Matsumoto of Japan (R) at the Vacant WBC Asia Super Bantamweight Championship on June 28, 2011. Their bout is featured in 'China Heavyweight.' (EyeSteelFilm)
Lifestyle

The director explains why the boxing school in his film is a microcosm of contemporary China, and shares a story of Mike Tyson's identification with Chairman Mao.