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Photo of the Day: Sunset Over Siem Reap

The sky turns a pastel shade of purple as the sun sets over Siem Reap, Cambodia on October 11, 2015. (tyler sprague/Flickr)
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The sky turns a pastel shade of purple as the sun sets over Siem Reap, Cambodia on October 11, 2015. (tyler sprague/Flickr)

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Photo of the Day: Ready to Catch Fish in Myanmar

A man adjusts the fishing net on his boat in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)
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A man adjusts the fishing net on his boat in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)
Arts

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

Photo of the Day: Crossing the Winding Tracks in India

A flock of Indian peafowls are seen crossing long and winding train tracks in Secunderabad, India on October 31, 2015. (Belur Ashok/Flickr)
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A flock of Indian peafowls are seen crossing long and winding train tracks in Secunderabad, India on October 31, 2015. (Belur Ashok/Flickr)

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

Newly initiated
Current Affairs

Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

Photo of the Day: Kazakhstan's Presidential Palace

The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings. (Mariusz Kluzniak/Flickr)
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The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings.

Photo of the Day: Monks in Laos

Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations. (Khanh Hmoong/Flickr)
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Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.

TBT: In 1977, Talking U.S.-China Relations on the Today Show

(L to R) Stanley Karnow, Winston Lord, and Robert B. Oxnam discuss the state of U.S.-China relations on the Today Show with host Tom Brokaw in 1977. (Dan Sterbling)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Robert B. Oxnam of Asia Society's China Council chatted with Tom Brokaw in 1977.