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Interview: Jonathan Spence on the China-India Relationship

Yale University Sterling Professor of History Emeritus Jonathan Spence in Washington, DC in May 2010. (neh.gov)
Arts

Ahead of his November 3 Asia Society appearance, historian Jonathan Spence talks to Asia Blog about the historical nature of the Sino-Indian relationship and how the two countries may interact in the future.

Photo of the Day: Buggin' Out

Multimedia

"Shield Bug" in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. (Troup1/Flickr)

Diwali Around the World, in Photos and Tweets

Multimedia

The 2011 Festival of Lights, Diwali, captured in photos and tweets from around the world.

In China, Staying a Step Ahead of the Censors

An image from Pi San's
Arts

A New York Times story profiles two activists who use gags, puns, and other tricks to defy China's notorious Internet controls.

New US-China Forum Sends Top American Artists to Beijing

Participants in the November 2011 US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture.
Arts

Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, Joel Coen, and Amy Tan are just some of the American cultural figures going to Beijing next month for four days of unprecedented cultural exchange.

Video: U-Ram Choe's Mesmerizing Animatronic Sculpture, 'Guardian of the Hole'

U-Ram Choe's 'Guardian of the Hole,' on display at Asia Society Museum in New York through December 31, 2011.
Arts

For Asia Society Museum, Korean artist U-Ram Choe has created a kinetic, seal-like creature that appears to be breathing while dozens of intricate "wings," leaf-like and gold in color, flutter above him.

New Documentary Focuses on Laos' Land Mine Problem

A still from Mediastorm's new film on Laotian land mines, 'Surviving the Peace.'
Multimedia

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) commissioned Mediastorm to produce a documentary that profiled the organization's work removing land mines in Laos, all the while profiling the lives of those affected most.

Non-Resident Indian's Confession Spurs an Online Tempest

Sumedh Mungee's Oct. 22, 2011 post in the 'India Ink' blog.
Lifestyle

A post this past weekend in the New York Times blog India Ink, "Why I Left India (Again)," by an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) — about his personal experience of returning to India after 11 years of living in the U.S. and having to leave the country again, apparently for good — has generated a storm of reactions by readers and critics alike.

Interview: Coomi's Wearable Art

Gold bracelet from Coomi's Antiquity collection.
Lifestyle

Growing up in Mumbai, jewelry designer Coomi would pick up random beads, flowers and whatever else she could find to create her pieces. Years later, a thesis on jewelry for her textile degree was her way of sealing a lifelong bond with her passion.

Huntsman Woos Colbert in Mandarin, But 'Delivery' Joke Falls Flat

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman (L) talks to Stephen Colbert on the 'Colbert Report' October 24, 2011.
Policy

Republican presidential hopeful and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke Mandarin on Comedy Central's Colbert Report last night, but most media outlets reported on his would-be attempt at humor.