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Desperately Seeking City: A Postcard From Harbin, China

Entrance to the Minneapolis exhibit at the International Sister City Museum in Harbin, China. (Linda Mealey-Lohmann)
Lifestyle

Proud Minneapolis native and award-winning writer on China Michael Meyer shows that sister cities in China are serious business.

UN Security Council Adds Australia, S. Korea — Does This Strengthen a US Asian 'Pivot'?

Australia Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) during the United Nations General Assembly session October 18, 2012 before the vote for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Sleepy in Taipei

A photographer captured his cat in a quiet moment in Taipei, Taiwan on June 3, 2012. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
Multimedia

A photographer captured his cat in a quiet moment in Taipei, Taiwan on June 3, 2012. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

Coming Attraction: Asia Society Screens 'Red Sorghum,' Based on Mo Yan's Novel

Gong Li in 'Red Sorghum' (1987), directed by Zhang Yimou.
Arts

An upcoming film series at Asia Society New York features Zhang Yimou's adaptation of a novel by the newest Nobel Laureate in literature.

Book Excerpt: 'The World of Persian Literary Humanism' by Hamid Dabashi

L: The World of Persian Literary Humanism' by Hamid Dabashi (Harvard University Press, 2012). R: The author (Golbarg Bashi).
Arts

What does it mean to be human? Columbia University scholar Hamid Dabashi explores this age-old question through the creative subversions of Persian literary tradition.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Mist in Singapore

The mist gathers on the shores of Labrador Park Beach in Central Singapore, Singapore on June 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
Multimedia

The mist gathers on the shores of Labrador Park Beach in Central Singapore, Singapore on June 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)

What the Web is Saying About SNL's Chinese 'Peasant Laborers'

L to R: Nasim Pedrad, Cecily Strong, and Fred Armisen in the Saturday Night Live skit
Lifestyle

A skit last weekend used fake Foxconn workers to mock melodramatic iPhone 5 criticisms — but not everyone was amused.

Asia Society India Centre Offers Rare Studio 'Rendezvous' with Artist Atul Dodiya

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Arts

Asia Society India Centre members will have a unique opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Atul Dodiya in his Mumbai studio on October 20.

Photo of the Day: A Reflection of Tranquility in Malaysia

A glimpse of a buddha statue in a temple in Penang, Malaysia on July 8, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)
Multimedia

A glimpse of a buddha statue in a temple in Penang, Malaysia on July 8, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).
Lifestyle

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.