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Orville Schell on Walmart and the Greening of China

Walmart in Shenzhen, China. (dcmaster/Flickr)
Business

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the U.S.-China Center at Asia Society, has an article in The Atlantic discussing how a burgeoning "green movement" has affected Walmart's relationship with China. Are the world's most populous country and the world's largest corporation at the vanguard of a growing environmental movement? Schell isn't so sure:

Photo of the Day: Autumn in Nikko National Park, Japan

Multimedia

Nikko National Park during the autumn season in Honshū, Japan, on October 16, 2011. (Starfires/Flickr)

Interview: Beena Sarwar on Journalism and Safety in Pakistan

Journalist Beena Sarwar. (Maha Sarwar Shahid)
Policy

The body of missing Pakistani journalist Javed Naseer Rind was found on Saturday in a remote part of the troubled Pakistani province of Balochistan, marking the seventh death of a Pakistani journalist in 2011 and placing Pakistan on pace to rank as the world’s deadliest place for journalists for the second year in a row, according to a report by The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Video: Combating Common Stereotypes About Koreans

A still from Kerri's music video about Korean stereotypes.
Education

A project by an English teacher at the Chinju National University of Education in Jinju, South Korea who goes by the single name Kerri, addresses common stereotypes about Koreans via a music video.

Photo of the Day: Little Green Monster in Fiji

Multimedia

A '"harmless and rather friendly" green iguana in Fiji on December 18, 2005. (Niemann-Buuts/Flickr)

Video: Chinese Author Murong Xuecun Talks Government (and Self) Censorship

Chinese author Murong Xuecun speaks during the Chindia Dialogues at Asia Society in New York on Sunday, November 6, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz)
Arts

Before he was featured on the front page of the New York Times, the 37-year-old novelist spoke at Asia Society in New York. Click the headline to read and watch.

Video: Animated Explanation of Thailand Floods Goes Viral

A still image from Tagwatchai Saengthamchai's
Sustainability

Flooding your mind with information to combat the flood in your area will only lead to confusion and panic, advises a cartoon series created by Thai animators in order to explain the flood situation in Bangkok and surrounding areas. The videos have gone viral on the Internet, with more 900,0000 views to date.

Created by animator Tagwatchai Saengthamchai in conjunction with Thai PBS and support from flood experts, the videos use appealing animated blue whale characters to explain the flood situation in Thailand, in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating Eid in Nepal

Multimedia

A Nepalese Muslim performs Eid al-Adha morning prayers at the Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on November 7, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

'Eve-teasing' Murders Spark Public Outrage in India, Social Media

Lifestyle

The deaths of two young boys who were murdered after defending their female friends, has sparked outrage in India and over the Internet. (Photo circulating through Social Media)

Amitav Ghosh: Oil, Opium and the Religion of Free Trade

Jonathan Spence (L) and Amitav Ghosh (R) at Asia Society New York on Nov. 3, 2011. (Suzanna Finlay)
Arts

UPDATE: Jay Corcoran filmed some behind the scenes interviews with Amitav Ghosh, Jonathan Spence and members of the audience. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch.)

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The relevance of past to present took center stage at Asia Society last night, when historical novelist Amitav Ghosh drew a provocative parallel between the Opium Wars of the 1830s and the present day.