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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai to Step Down

Arts

In a private staff meeting Tuesday at Asia Society New York, Vishakha Desai, president of the global non-profit organization since 2004, announced plans to leave Asia Society and pursue other professional opportunities.

Photo of the Day: Sedan Chairs for Your Comfort in Yunnan, China

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If a 500-step climb from the bottom to the top of Tiger Leaping Gorge sounds like a lot, you will need one of these sedan chairs. Sedan chairs for the comfort of tourists at Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China on April 12, 2012. (Tim Kelly/Flickr)

Video: From the Great Wall to Carnegie Hall: Cellist Wang Jian at Asia Society Hong Kong

Cellist Wang Jian at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on May 5, 2012.

Cellist Wang Jian offers a little Bach, and recounts highlights from his remarkable career, in a special appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

Photo of the Day: Kayan Weaver with Neck Rings, Myanmar

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A Kayan weaver with neck rings at Inle Lake, Myanmar on April 9, 2012. (fabulousfabs/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15.

Video: Asia Society Audience Gets to Know Sun Yat-Sen — the Life and the Opera

Soprano Fang Tao Jiang on stage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2012.
Arts

Concert excerpts from a major contemporary opera draw a favorable response from a public radio "Operavore" and an Asia Society audience.

Photo of the Day: Smoky Mountain Scenery in Nyingchi, Tibet

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Smoky mountain scenery resembling Chinese ink painting in Nyingchi, Tibet on April 15, 2012. (Xianyi Shen/Flickr)

Rashid: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's Death 'Never Objective' in US or Pakistan [Video]

U.S. television coverage following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Policy

Pakistan on the Brink author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.

Interview: Former US Ambassador Speaks Out on 'Murky' Chen Guangcheng Saga

Chinese activist activist Chen Guangcheng (L) is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012. (Jordan Pouille/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord says the U.S. government is likely doing everything it can to help ensure legal reformer Chen Guangcheng's rights.

Watch: Complete NY Concert by Pakistani Living Legend Arif Lohar

Arif Lohar in concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Asia Society New York is still buzzing after last weekend's two sold-out performances by Pakistan's beloved balladeer Arif Lohar. Relive the magic whenever you want with this complete video of the Saturday show.