President Obama's decision to put up a Korean-born health and development expert for the World Bank chief job could help quell critics arguing against another U.S. politician or financier in the post.
Tired of negative media portrayals of his native Pakistan, Moin Khan decided to redefine his country's image through a 25,000-mile motorcycle ride across three continents.
Two young men taking their boat out on the sea in Lombok Barat, West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia on January 4, 2012. (Jeevs Sinclair/Flickr)
Maura Cunningham writes that French "elegantly recreates the world of Old Peking" as he tries to make sense of the bizarre unsolved murder of a 19-year-old British girl in 1937 Beijing.
A monk sorting prints in Labrang Monastery in Gansu province of Tibet on June 26, 2011. (Kevin Schoenmakers/Flickr)
Journalist Peter Popham will discuss his new book The Lady and the Peacock, a major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, at Asia Society New York on March 28. Click the headline to read our interview.
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)
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.
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.
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