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Photos: Remembering King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, 1922-2012

Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), shown here in French-style military uniform in 1953. (Stringer/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Photos and commentary on the life of Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012), who died of a heart attack in Beijing earlier today.

Photo of the Day: Early Morning Catch in Vietnam

Bringing in the morning's fresh fish on the docks of Phu Yen in Vietnam on September 5, 2012. (Patrick Carpenter)
Multimedia

Bringing in the morning's fresh fish on the docks of Phu Yen in Vietnam on September 5, 2012. (Patrick Carpenter)

Video: Pakistani Band Noori Adapts Rock N' Roll to Transcend Cultural Barriers

Noori's Ali Hamza on stage at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan on May 26, 2008. (SMNomanBukhari/Flickr)
Multimedia

Noori's members Ali Noor, Ali Hamza and Gumby discuss how their personal musical influences have played a big role in their unique sound.

China's Online Community Reacts to Mo Yan's Nobel Prize

Chinese author and 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mo Yan arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Gaomi in China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages).
Arts

Mo Yan's Nobel Prize inspires mixed responses among China's internet community.

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)
Multimedia

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)
Multimedia

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)
Multimedia

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.