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Interview: 'Mango Bride' Author Illuminates 'Multi-Faceted' Filipino Diaspora

Novelist Marivi Soliven, author of
Arts

Novelist Marivi Soliven, who emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a young age, tells Asia Blog, "I did not become a person of color until I arrived in America."

Photo of the Day: Corn on the Cob in Nepal

Multimedia

Corn is shucked and smoked and the husks are saved for later use as fuel in Kathmandu, Nepal on July 7, 2013. (Sharada Prasad/Flickr)

Biden 'Reaffirms' a US-India Relationship in Need of Stoking

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) interacts with students during a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports from India on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to strengthen ties with a crucial ally in Asia.

Video: That Time Jeremy Lin Mistook New York's Koreatown for Times Square

'Linsanity' (2013)
Lifestyle

The makers of the documentary Linsanity offer up some behind-the-scenes stories to the Asian American International Film Festival crowd at Asia Society in New York.

From Standing Committee to Standing Trial: Understanding Bo Xilai's Fall From Grace

Commuters look at the Intermediate People's Court — where Bo Xilai was indicted and his case is expected to be heard — reflected in a bus window in Jinan, Shandong province on July 25, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China's most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.

Photo of the Day: Monks Under the Sky in Laos

Three monks hurry across the stone steps under a cloudy sky in Vientiane, Laos on June 20, 2013. (Samuel Chan/Flickr)
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Three monks hurry across the stone steps under a cloudy sky in Vientiane, Laos on June 20, 2013. (Samuel Chan/Flickr)

Southeast Asia's New Dominoes

America's pivot to Asia is raising eyebrows about a new domino theory that counters China's rise. (Great Beyond/Flickr)
Policy

Vietnam and the United States increasingly see a common interest in Southeast Asia. President Truong Tan Sang's upcoming visit to the White House is perhaps a harbinger of this budding bilateral relationship.

Korean Chinese Food: The Must-Try Fusion Cuisine You've Never Heard of [Photos]

Jjajangmyeon, above, is a
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Chinese food means something entirely different in every culture. Koreans, too, have successfully incorporated Chinese food into their own cuisine over the last few decades.

Photo of the Day: Harvest of Old Age in Nepal

Multimedia

An elderly woman carries a basket of fruit through the fields in Godauari, Nepal on June 29, 2013. (Sharada Prasad/Flickr)

Wasserstrom: Recent Headlines from China 'Triggered Déjà Vu'

A statue displaying, from left, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, and Jiang Zemin, photographed in Beijing, China on August 9, 2010. (Mills Baker/Flickr)

"There is an added twist to this interplay between novelty and familiarity in recent headlines" coming out of China, notes Sinologist Jeffrey Wasserstrom.