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Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)
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"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview.

Photo of the Day: Splashing Through Tokyo

Children run through puddled Ueno Park, Tokyo on March 9, 2012. (Rob Shaw BFL/Flickr)
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Children run through puddled Ueno Park, Tokyo on March 9, 2012. (Rob Shaw BFL/Flickr)

Gallery/Interview: Preserving Southeast Asia's Movie Palaces Through Photography

A lone viewer at the Aung Mingala Cinema in Dawei, Thanintharyi Division, Burma. (Philip Jablon)
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Documentary photographer and researcher Philip Jablon wants to cultivate an appreciation of stand-alone theaters in Southeast Asia in the hope of stimulating preservation efforts.

Photo of the Day: Going Back Home in Indonesia

A man docks his boat at Lombok, Indonesia on May 27, 2012. (alex hanoko/Flickr)
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A man docks his boat at Lombok, Indonesia on May 27, 2012. (alex hanoko/Flickr)

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Connects with the Women of Gujarat, India

A Gujarati woman and a child. (Ellen Kaplowitz)
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Globetrotting photographer Ellen Kaplowitz tells Asia Blog, "I've learned a lot from the people I've photographed," and has the pictures to prove it.

Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China's Rise Underestimated 'Power of the People'

CBS News correspondent Dan Rather arrives in Beijing in Feb. 1972. (Courtesy Ed Fouhy)
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The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."

Interview: Filmmaker Jason Taylor Sheds Light on Goa's Struggling Fishermen

A scene from Jason Taylor's 'Goa . fishing net ~ profit,' depicting calm waters in Goa.
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A closer look at how trawlers have led to dramatic declines in local fishing in Goa, India. Local fishermen must now turn to dolphin-watching trips for tourists to make a living.

Slideshow: What's On the Ramadan Iftar Menu in Asia?

Kueh lapis is a layered glutinous steamed cake that is abundant all over Singapore. (multheme/Flickr)
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During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims break the fast with iftar, an evening meal taken after sunset. We take a look at some of the dishes typically served in different parts of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Randomly in the Middle of Rajasthan, India

An old man poses for the camera in Narlai, India on March 16, 2012. (Akshay Mahajan/Flickr)
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An old man poses for the camera in Narlai, India on March 16, 2012. (Akshay Mahajan/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.