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Revealed: The Asian 'Global Thinkers' Who Made Foreign Policy's Top 100 List for 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (R) chats with Aung San Suu Kyi (C) and her assistant Tin Mar Aung (L) before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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In 2012, Asia Society hosted several of the global thinkers ranked on the latest annual Foreign Policy list.

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary
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Three continents. Three teams. One goal — to build human towers. Filmmakers Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs of each.

Photo of the Day: Action Shot in China

A film crew captures a climactic action scene on the harbor in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on June 14, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)
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A film crew captures a climactic action scene on the harbor in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on June 14, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)

Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition

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The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of "literary humanism" advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.

Photo of the Day: A Camel Ride in Rajasthan

A boy crosses the Thar desert astride a camel in Rajasthan, India on October 22, 2012. (Nagarjun/Flickr)
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A boy crosses the Thar desert astride a camel in Rajasthan, India on October 22, 2012. (Nagarjun/Flickr)

Photos: Close-Up Portraits of a Transforming Myanmar

In Yangon, members of the punk group Rebel Riot rest outside a newsstand with a poster of opposition leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi on July 3, 2012. (Gilles Sabrié)
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French photographer Gilles Sabrié shares his experiences and photographs from a country grappling with unprecedented change.

Photo of the Day: Market Day in Turkmenistan

A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2011. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2012. (Kerri_Jo/Flickr)

Government Fiddles While Indonesia's Workforce Burns

Indonesian workers display placards during a rally in Jakarta on Nov. 21, 2012, when thousands of workers took to the streets calling on the government to increase wages and end the practice of outsourcing manpower. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
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A wage increase in Jakarta this week doesn't go far enough in settling labor disputes that are roiling the country's manufacturing sector, says Associate Fellow Michael Buehler.

China's Leadership Change: A Paradox in Transition

Asia Society's Orville Schell tells Asia Society members that China's government has a
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Asia Society's Orville Schell explains how China's government suffers from a "leadership deficit."

Book Excerpt: 'Northern Girls' by Sheng Keyi

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In this excerpt from her debut novel, one of China's leading new novelists puts a human face on the phenomenon of mass migration. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, November 27.