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Photo of the Day: A Tranquil Place in Myanmar

Boats docked during sunset on Inle Lake in Myanmar on December 13, 2012. (isriya/Flickr)
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Boats docked during sunset on Inle Lake in Myanmar on December 13, 2012. (isriya/Flickr)

Politics and the Chinese Language: What Mo Yan's Defenders Get Wrong

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan of China reads during a public reading of his works at Aula Magna, at Stockholm University, on December 9, 2012. (Fredrik Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The New York Review of Books' Perry Link re-enters the energetic debate over the awarding of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature to Chinese novelist Mo Yan.

A Rock By Any Other Name: Asia's Premiere Language Game of 2012

Education

What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.

NYT Lists Arif Lohar's Asia Society Gig as One of 2012's Best — Watch it Now!

Arif Lohar performing at Asia Society in New York in April. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

What do Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, and Pakistani musical legend Arif Lohar have in common? They all made The New York Times list of the best concerts of 2012.

Photo of the Day: Trekking Through Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong

A man explores the natural scenery of Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)
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A man explores the natural scenery of the Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)

 

Interview: Translator Gives Urdu Literary Classic 'Basti' a Passport Into English

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Arts

As Intizar Husain's 1979 novel gets its first American publication, Asia Society talks with scholar and translator Frances Pritchett about the difficulties involved in rendering it into English.

In 2012 it Was Full Speed Ahead on China's Rails

Policy

Asia Society's ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.

Photo of the Day: A Panoply of Color in Singapore

The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
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The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)

Asia Blog's Top Five Posts of 2012

Lifestyle
The best Chinese restaurants in America, Oprah eating with her hands, and Obama's trip to Southeast Asia were among the most interesting topics to readers this year.

Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Constellation of Lights in Tokyo

Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
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Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)