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Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

Giovanni Giommi's
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Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

Interview: For Editorial Cartoonist 'KAL,' Pen is Definitely Mightier Than the Sword

Rocket man: North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets the KAL treatment earlier in 2012. (The Economist)
Arts

"You can judge the maturity of a society by the amount of satire it can endure," says one of the world's leading editorial cartoonists. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong this Thursday, November 29.

Photo of the Day: Peeking Out Shyly in Bangladesh

A little girl looks at the camera from behind a brick wall in Teknaf, Bangladesh on November 13, 2012. (No_Direction_Home/Flickr)
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A little girl looks at the camera from behind a brick wall in Teknaf, Bangladesh on November 13, 2012. (No_Direction_Home/Flickr)

Always a Pioneer, Artist Xu Bing Now Takes the Novel Beyond the Written Word

Sample pages from Xu Bing's
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The Chinese artist's latest creation, Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point, is a literally iconic work of fiction.

As 'Giving Tuesday' Launches New Holiday Tradition, Learn How You Can Participate

A new nationwide initiative uses social media to galvanize the year-end giving season. Find out how you can contribute.

Photo of the Day: Racing Against the Wind in India

As storm clouds gather, two boys run on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India on November 2, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
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As storm clouds gather, two boys run on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India on November 2, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)

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)
Policy

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.