Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Asia Blog

Photo of the Day: Wooden Toys in Taiwan

Multimedia

An old man looks up at the wooden toys hanging in his store's window in Lukang Township, Changhua County, Taiwan on March 17, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)

Barack Obama Makes Cameo Appearance in Indonesian Puppet Show [Photos/Video]

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a cameo appearance in the Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on March 16, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

A certain American VIP with ties to Indonesia turned up in an epic Javanese shadow puppet performance at Asia Society New York on Friday. See what he had to say by clicking the headline.

Watch: 'Long Island Buddha' in Hong Kong [Time-Lapse]

Zhang Huan's
Arts

How many people does it take to move a giant Buddha head? Find out in this video shot at Asia Society Hong Kong Center earlier this year.

Red Songs, Black Boxes and the Tale of Bo Xilai

The likeness of Bo Xilai, in red, adorns the
Policy

The downfall of Bo Xilai reveals that there continues to be something surreal about trying to keep up with Chinese high politics, writes Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Interview: Ahmed Rashid on the Road to Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink. (Ahmed Rashid)
Policy

Leading Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid outlines what needs to happen for any kind of peaceful future to become possible in Afghanistan.

Explainer: How Iranians Will Welcome the Year 1391

A traditional Nowruz display known as the Seven S’s, or Haft Seen. (Ehsan Khakbaz/Flickr)
Lifestyle

While the world plays with the possibility of war with Iran, Iranians worldwide are preparing to celebrate their New Year’s festival, Nowruz, with flowers, food, family — and a goldfish, too.

Photo of the Day: Ear Cleaning in Mumbai, India

A professional ear cleaner, locally known as a
Multimedia

A professional ear cleaner, locally known as a "kaan saaf-walla," with his client in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)

Interview: Jon Campbell on Why You Should Care About Chinese Rock and Roll

Chinese band Duck Fight Goose plays Hong Kong in December 2011. (nozomiiqel/Flickr)
Arts

Plus, the author of 'Red Rock' makes a passionate case for why China's Cui Jian belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Photos/Interview: Gerd Ludwig Explores 'Brash, Grandiose' Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazhastan. (©Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic)
Multimedia

Veteran National Geographic photojournalist Gerd Ludwig explores Astana, Kazakhstan, and uncovers an eclectic, visually arresting new metropolis.

Interview: Bo Xilai's Ouster Means Other Chinese Leaders 'Will Watch Their Backs'

Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Rice University's Steven Lewis, and Asia Society Associate Fellow, says the sacking of the Communist Party boss in Chongqing could have a "chilling" impact on other Chinese officials.