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Photos: Across Asia, Portraits Encompass Hard Lives and Childlike Wonder

A friendly Vietnamese boy stops his bicycle in Cao Lahn, Vietnam to offer a smile and a peace sign on February 22, 2010. (Nancy A. Scherl)
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From India to Vietnam, photographer Nancy A. Scherl documents the human experience in portraits of people she meets in her travels.

Kong Nay in Concert: You Read About It in the New York Times, Watch It Here

Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) player Kong Nay performs at Asia Society New York on April 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) master's performance at Asia Society New York — now available in full — gets a shout out from the New York Times.

Photo of the Day: Painted Fury in Singapore

A vibrantly painted sculpture conveys a sense of anger in Haw Par Villa, Singapore on April 21, 2013. (sarahstarkweather/Flickr)
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A vibrantly painted sculpture conveys a sense of anger in Haw Par Villa, Singapore on April 21, 2013. (sarahstarkweather/Flickr)

7.0 Quake Hits China's Sichuan Province

Rescuers sit on ruins of a house in Longmen township, close to the epicenter of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Early Saturday a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southwestern China. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Video: An Exclusive Song From Kong Nay, Master of the Mekong Delta Blues

Watch legendary Cambodian singer Kong Nay perform live for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.
Arts

Also, watch a complete live concert from the legendary Cambodian singer for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Video: Nandan Nilekani on How Technology Can Transform India

Nandan Nilekani chairs the Unique Identification Authority of India. (YouTube)
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Nadan Nilekani, the billionaire entrepreneur from India, appears at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 25 to discuss how India can leverage "leapfrog" technology to spur development.

Photo of the Day: A Sea of Tulips in South Korea

Meandering rows of tulips in vibrant colors in Gyeongsangnam-Do, South Korea on April 16, 2013. (khj11107/Flickr)
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Meandering rows of tulips in vibrant colors in Gyeongsangnam-Do, South Korea on April 16, 2013. (khj11107/Flickr)

Live from New York, This Saturday Night: Cambodia's Master Guitarist Kong Nay

Cambodian musician Kong Nay plays the chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar).
Arts

Cambodian long-neck guitar player Kong Nay brings his soulful sounds to the Asia Society New York stage this Saturday night. The concert is sold-out, but don't despair: it will also be a free live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Photo of the Day: Walking in the Sunset in Malaysia

Three boys stroll along the beach at Labuan, Malaysia on April 16, 2013. (SaturatedEyes/Flickr)
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Three boys stroll along the beach at Labuan, Malaysia on April 16, 2013. (SaturatedEyes/Flickr)