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Video: Photography as a Revolutionary Tool in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam talks about the power of photography to promote change.

Photo of the Day: Praying in Color

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Dressed in vibrant maroon and gold attire, a monk poses in prayer at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 2, 2012. (Original cheese_unit/Flickr)

Dirty Air and Succession Jitters Are Clouding Beijing's Judgment

A man walks through heavy pollution on a street in Beijing. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As the Chinese government accused the U.S. Embassy of illegally interfering in China’s domestic affairs by publishing online hourly air-quality, the increasingly skeptical Chinese public ridiculed its government for its outrage, write Susan Shirk and Steven Oliver.

Photos: From Lhasa to Everest, a Glimpse of Tibet Before Latest Ban on Tourism

Young monks training one another in the
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On the eve of China's ban on foreign travel in Tibet, Asia Society's Director of Education provides a personal look at the country's people, scenery and monasteries.

Photo of the Day: With Rain Comes Creativity in Indonesia

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Young boys turn the main street into a water slide as tropical rain pours down in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia on November 1, 1990. (Original Nomad/Flickr)

Study: Most Asian Americans Don't Feel 'Sense of Belonging' in US Corporate Culture

A new Asia Society fills a critical information gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian Pacific American employees. (2012 APA Corporate Report)
Business

A new Asia Society study finds that Asian Pacific American employees are loyal to their companies, but the majority don't feel part of the corporate culture.

Interview: The Story Behind 'Poetry of the Taliban'

A young Afghan boy smells a flower in the Oshay Bazaar, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2011. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Arts

Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."

Photo of the Day: Protecting the Peepers in Pondicherry

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An old man poses for the camera in his stylish sunglasses in Pondicherry, India in November 2011. (Lokyaziis/Flickr)

Interview: Ian Johnson on China's Caves, Politics and Air Quality

Ian Johnson in Beijing in 1984, before the city's air pollution got to him. (Hong Kong Economic Journal)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom caught up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing-based journalist in advance of his June 21 appearance at Asia Society New York.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)
Lifestyle

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.