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2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit
Lifestyle

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Japanese Voters Bring Back Party With 'Nationalist Tilt'

Incoming Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe points to a journalist during a press conference at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on December 17, 2012. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says the sweeping victory by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party will likely heighten tensions with China, South Korea, and other neighbors.

For China's New Leaders, the Spirit of Deng Remains Strong

The 18th Party Congress, Beijing, November 2012. (Flickr/Remko Tanis)
Policy

Deng Xiaoping biographer Ezra Vogel breaks down four major political perspective in modern China, and suggests which one "trumps" them all.

Photo of the Day: Handmade Treasures in Uzbekistan

A row of handmade dolls line a market stall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on October 1, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Multimedia

A row of handmade dolls line a market stall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on October 1, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)

What Questions Do You Have for the US Ambassador to China? #AskAmbLocke

Policy

On Monday, December 17, at 5 p.m. ET, Asia Society will launch its Asia: Beyond the Headlines discussion series with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who will be joined on our New York stage by George Stephanopoulos, of ABC News, and Asia Society's own Orville Schell.

Chinese Investment Ensures Human Rights Remain Low Priority in Cambodia

Then-President of China Hu Jintao (L) is welcomed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) in Phnom Penh on March 31, 2012. Hu arrived in the Cambodian capital on a state visit to bolster ties between the already-close nations. (Pring Samrang/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Human rights in Cambodia are in a dire state, and China holds a lion's share of the blame, argues Pulitzer Prize-winner Joel Brinkley.

Photo of the Day: An Early Morning Promenade in Taiwan

An early morning promenade under a canopy of ginko trees in Tainan City, Taiwan on May 31, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)
Lifestyle

An early morning promenade under a canopy of ginko trees in Tainan City, Taiwan on May 31, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)

Interview: Qing Historian on Past Political Drama and Current Political Debate

Stephen R. Platt (Michael Lionstar)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom interviews 'Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom' author Stephen R. Platt.

WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan to Speak on Containing Contagion in a Wired World

Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization speaks at Asia Society Hong Kong on Dec. 20. (Chatham House/Flickr)
Policy

Infectious diseases have the potential to go viral like never before in our world. World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan explains how we can protect ourselves at Asia Society Hong Kong next week.

Photo of the Day: A Morning Bath in Laos

An elephant splashes around in the jungles of Laos on September 20, 2012. (worldsurfr/Flickr)
Multimedia

An elephant splashes around in the jungles of Laos on September 20, 2012. (worldsurfr/Flickr)