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Interview: Time-lapse Photographer Rob Whitworth Transforms Chaos Into Structure

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Shanghai-based photographer Rob Whitworth, specializing in time-lapse photography, captures both the energy and order of cities in Asia with his unique perspective.

Photo of the Day: Showing Off Dance Steps in Japan

A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)
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A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)

Study: Not Enough American Students Learning '21st Century Skills'

A classroom at Gloucestershire College. (James F Clay/Flickr)
Education

Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education, says schools need to focus on knowledge construction, real-world problem-solving, collaboration, self-regulation, skilled communication, technology, and global awareness.

Photo of the Day: Getting the Blood Pumping in Cambodia

A group of boys challenge each other in a game of volleyball in Cambodia on June 6, 2013. (Dan Peiron/Flickr)
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A group of boys challenge each other in a game of volleyball in Cambodia on June 6, 2013. (Dan Peiron/Flickr)

Interview: Food Writer Diana Kuan Gets Creative with Chinese Cuisine

Diana Kuan's
ArtsFood & Recipes

The author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook dishes to Asia Society about trying new flavors, from New York City to Beijing — and divulges her current top spots for soup dumplings and dim sum.

Photo of the Day: Taking a Break in China

Two children play on a statue outside a factory in Shifosi town, the biggest jade center in the world in Henan, China on May 31, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Two children play on a statue outside a factory in Shifosi town, the biggest jade center in the world in Henan, China on May 31, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Photos: From Fujisan to Iran, UNESCO Names Eight New Heritage Sites in Asia

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a
Education

UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

Photo of the Day: A Welcoming Dance in Indonesia

Dancers clad in vibrant colors perform during a welcoming ceremony to greet Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship in Bali, Indonesia on May 31, 2013. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dancers clad in vibrant colors perform during a welcoming ceremony to greet Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship in Bali, Indonesia on May 31, 2013. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Meet Ghani Chaudry, the Pakistani Tailor Who Conquered Savile Row

Ghani Chaudry at home in Lahore, Pakistan, spring 2013. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)

"My main aim was to teach the English what and how to wear," confesses the Pakistani tailor who dressed Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, among a host of other VIPs.

Interview: Williams College President Adam Falk on Liberal Arts Education and Asia

President Adam Falk's introduction to the Williams College community on September 30, 2009. (Marco Sanchez/Flickr)
Education

The most useful and practical education in a rapidly changing society is one that is grounded in liberal arts, says President Falk. Luncheon presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong this Friday, June 28.