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Interview: Photographer Sheds Light on 'Inner Face' of Bangladesh's Gay Community

Gazi Nafis Ahmed's latest documentary series,
Multimedia

In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

Arts

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Photo of the Day: A Snowy Morning in the Forbidden City

On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
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On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

Arts

Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

Photo of the Day: Cycling Through the Snow in Japan

A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)
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A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)

Interview: Jamie Metzl on Why Chinese Snowboarders Will Be Significant

Jamie Metzl at Asia Society's eighth annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)

AsiaBlog checks in with Asia Society's multitasking former Executive Vice President for news of his activities and his views on Asian news stories to watch out for in 2014 — starting with the Sochi Olympics.

Interview: Why Business Leaders Should Take a Big-Picture View of Trade Policy

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Policy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's first Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his views on why business leaders should follow international trade negotiations — even on issues with no obvious near-term implications for their companies.

Photo of the Day: An Intricate Temple in Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Interview: Photographing the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Lights illuminate the Kowloon Walled City at night. Originally a Chinese fort, the Walled City became a crowded residential dwelling after the British occupation of Hong Kong, and was ultimately demolished in 1993. (Greg Girard)
Lifestyle

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the notorious Hong Kong enclave that was torn down just over 20 years ago.