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Interview: Lin Tianmiao on Art, Influence, and 'Bodily Reaction' as Inspiration

Lin Tianmiao: 'Gazing Back - procreating (outdoor),' 2009. Polyurea, automotive paint, television recordings. (Lin Tianmiao)
Arts

Artist Lin Tianmiao, currently featured at Asia Society Museum, talks to Sun Yunfan of ChinaFile about her influences, becoming a mother, and the "Chinese-ness" of contemporary Chinese art.

Former US Ambassador to Myanmar on Thein Sein's 'Totally Different Course'

Burton Levin, former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, addresses Asia Society Hong Kong on September 20, 2012.
Policy

Burton Levin, who represented the U.S. in the Southeast Asian nation from 1987 to 1990, discussed the current political situation in Myanmar recently at Asia Society in Hong Kong.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Climate Change 'Disastrous' for Developing Countries

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, addresses Asia Society New York at the launch of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor on September 26, 2012.

In New York, top officials help launch a comprehensive new report about the countries on the front lines of climate change.

Photo of the Day: Power Outage in Indonesia

A power outage lights up the night sky in East Java, Indonesia on June 14, 2012. (yunir/Flickr)
Multimedia

A power outage lights up the night sky in East Java, Indonesia on June 14, 2012. (yunir/Flickr)

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra Turning From 'Stopgap' to a Lasting Presence

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves as she arrives to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok, Russia on Sept. 8, 2012. (Saeed Khan/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Duncan McCargo says Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been proving the experts wrong with her political savvy and brokering skills.

Expert: New Report Shows Climate Change Actually a 'Regressive Tax' On World's Poor

A Bangladeshi woman stands outside her house in Gabura, in southern Bangladesh, after Cyclone Aila devastated the area on May 26, 2009. Low-lying southwest Bangladesh is on the frontline of the battle to adapt to climate change. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Asia Society Associate Fellow Junjie Zhang says a new climate vulnerability report supports the notion that climate change will hit the poorest communities the hardest.

Photo of the Day: Timeless Dancer in Kalash

An elderly woman dons traditional garb at a cultural festival in Kalash, Pakistan on May 15, 2012. (manalahmadkhan/Flickr)
Multimedia

An elderly woman dons traditional garb at a cultural festival in Kalash, Pakistan on May 15, 2012. (manalahmadkhan/Flickr)

Watch: New Video Highlights Chinese Female Mosques and Imams

Multimedia

"Last Call to Prayer," a new video from Asia Society's ChinaFile, explores the world of female-run mosques and woman imams in China's Hui Muslim population.

Carr: Australia 'Not Leveraged Against Any One National Economy'

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, September 24, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)
Policy

A Chinese slowdown will not necessarily equal an end to Australian economic growth, said Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday before a packed house at The Pierre in New York City.

Photo of the Day: When the Sun Goes Down in Micronesia

The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)
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The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)