What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific tap into an older tradition of organizing reality through naming.
What do Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, and Pakistani musical legend Arif Lohar have in common? They all made The New York Times list of the best concerts of 2012.
A man explores the natural scenery of Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)
Intizar Husain's 1979 novel finally reaches American readers.
Asia Society ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.
The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
The best Chinese restaurants in America, Oprah eating with her hands, and Obama's trip to Southeast Asia were among the most interesting topics to readers this year.
Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
Asia Society Associate Fellow Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.