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Burberry, Baijiu and Bo: Five Lessons Learned in China's Luxury Market in 2012

Prada store in Plaza 66 on Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, taken on March 22, 2011. (Remko Tanis/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Despite an overall more challenging year, Western luxury brands remain optimistic about China — and for good reason, reports Avery Booker.

Remembering 'Iconic' Beate Sirota Gordon, 1923-2012

Beate Sirota Gordon in the Asia Society New York auditorium in 1987. (Mark Stern)
Arts

From 1970 to 1991, Gordon served as Asia Society's director of performing arts and then later director of performances, films and lectures. But Asia Society was just one chapter in a remarkable life.

Asia Society Online Looking for Spring 2013 Interns

An intern cubicle on the 7th floor by the online team at Asia Society New York. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Multimedia

Check out these exciting Spring 2013 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.

Photo of the Day: Age of Innocence in Thailand

A group of boys pose for a photo in Ko Lanta, Thailand on January 2, 2013. (soleir/Flickr)
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A group of boys pose for a photo in Ko Lanta, Thailand on January 2, 2013. (soleir/Flickr)

2013 Gives Korean Leaders Chance to Right Fathers' Wrongs

South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye (C) of the ruling New Frontier Party waves to her supporters in Seoul on Dec. 18, 2012, one day before her historic victory. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Associate Fellow Katharine Moon says the Korean peninsula's dynastic leaders have a chance to improve on the mistakes of their fathers — but the obstacles are many.

Photos of the Day: Asia Celebrates the Arrival of 2013

A worker puts up a sign to bring in the new year ahead of Myanmar's first public New Year countdown celebration at the Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar on December 31, 2012. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.

Photos: From Linsanity to Galloping Gangnam, a Look Back at Asia in 2012

Then-New York Knick Jeremy Lin (#17) in action at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.

Photo of the Day: Red and Gold in Singapore

A string of ornaments sold in Chinatown in Singapore on October 20, 2012. (Damian Bere/Flickr)
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Red and gold in Chinatown on October 20, 2012. (Damian Bere/Flickr)

2013, and Beyond: Why Reform May Be Mission Impossible for China's Xi Jinping

China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with
Policy

Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.

What Were the Five Most Watched Asia Society Videos in 2012?

Arif Lohar and his playful stage moves met with roars of approval from the audience at Asia Society New York on April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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What videos from Asia Society did you found most interesting in 2012? A look back at the five most watched videos from Asia Society on YouTube. From music to politics to robotics, our viewers' tastes ran the gamut.