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Photo of the Day: Staggered Fields of Green in Bhutan

Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)
Multimedia

Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)

China's Propaganda Chief Leaves a Legacy of Control

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) meets with Chinese Politburo representative Ding Guan'gen at 10 Downing Street on September 6, 1999. Ding passed away on July 22. (Ian Waldie/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ding Guan’gen, a former Politburo member who featured prominently in the remaking of China’s propaganda system in the post-Mao era, passed away on July 22.

Photo of the Day: Mildly Suspicious in India

An old man looks suspiciously at the camera in Udaipur, India on February 12, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)

An old man looks suspiciously at the camera in Udaipur, India on February 12, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)

Video: Baikonur, We Have A Problem

Multimedia

Caught on camera: inquisitive gopher lives under active rocket launch facility in Kazakhstan.

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.