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China's Online Community Reacts to Mo Yan's Nobel Prize

Chinese author and 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mo Yan arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Gaomi in China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages).
Arts

Mo Yan's Nobel Prize inspires mixed responses among China's internet community.

Photo of the Day: Walking on Water in Japan

A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)
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A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)

Will Mo Yan's Nobel Prize Finally Mean Better Book Sales Abroad?

Chinese writer Mo Yan, the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner, attending the premiere of a TV series in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, in July 2010. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)
Arts

Mo Yan's English-language translator talks about what winning the Nobel Prize in Literature means for the Chinese author.

Photo of the Day: Leaps and Bounds in Nepal

A young man bounces through the ruins in Surkhet, Nepal on July 5, 2012. (satyamjoshi/Flickr)
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A young man bounces through the ruins in Surkhet, Nepal on July 5, 2012. (satyamjoshi/Flickr)

'Konglish' Not Spoken Here: Asia Society Korea Center Targets Signs and Schoolbooks

Education

An ambitious new two-pronged initiative by Asia Society Korea Center targets both fractured English in the public sphere and biased or inaccurate information in school textbooks.

Photo of the Day: Fire Dance in Mongolia

A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)
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A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Righteous Republic' by Ananya Vajpeyi

'Righteous Republic' (Harvard University Press, 2012) by Ananya Vajpeyi (R).
Arts

Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B. R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state. Book event at Asia Society New York on November 7.

Photo of the Day: Herding the Cattle in Vietnam

A man herds his cattle on Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)
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A man herds his cattle on Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Video: Meena, India's Dora the Explorer, Helps UNICEF Promote 'Child Rights'

A still from an episode of Meena.
Policy

An activist cartoon character is promoting awareness of critical public health issues across South Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Pious Portrait in India

An old
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An old "sadhu" or monk poses for a photo in Varanasi, India on July 8, 2012. (bestarms/Flickr)