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After Calamity, A 'Testy' Alliance Gets Reassessed

Chief Naval Air Crewman Francisco Garcia (L) delivers meals ready-to-eat to a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldier on Mar. 18, 2011 in Yamada, Japan. (Lt. Eric Quarlesr/US Navy via Getty Images)
Policy

For Japanese officials, American aid after the March quake complicates the Okinawa debate.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

Listen: Columbia University Debate on the Future of China-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L), is greeted by Chinese president Hu Jintao, on April 13, 2011 in Sanya, Hainan Province, China for the 2011 BRICS Summit. (Nelson Ching/Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl joined a panel of experts in the the event hosted by The Journal of International Affairs.

New Prime Minister for Tibetan Exiles has 'Deep Integrity, Sharp Mind'

Newly elected Prime Minister for Tibetans-in-exile Lobsang Sangay speaks at the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2009.
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl writes about close personal friend Lobsang Sangay.

Ni Howdy! China Lassoes a Rodeo

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping sports a cowboy hat during a Texas rodeo in 1979. (File)
Lifestyle

Beijing's Bird Nest playing host to Rodeo China October 3-10, 2011. We get you started with a quick lesson in Chinese rodeo vocabulary.

In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com.

Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger

Monks take part in a daily debate at the Sera Monastery on July 4, 2006 in Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. (China Photos /Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will demonstrate this intensely physical debate form at Asia Society New York on April 29th. Tune in for live webcast at 6:30pm ET.

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
Arts

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. 

Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form

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Arts

China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet.

Earth Day Interview: China is 'Green Like Dollars, Not Like the Environment'

A Chinese worker piles up the plastic bottles collected at a recycling center in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

For Earth Day, we met up with Shanghai-based environmental journalist Adam Minter in New York's Central Park.