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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
Multimedia

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

Will the Next 'Education President' Please Stand Up?

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver in Denver, CO on Oct. 3, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

What was missing from last night's Presidential debate, and has been absent from political discourse in general, this election season?