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Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai

Multimedia

An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

Evan Osnos Exposes Media's Favorite China 'Myths'

<i>New Yorker</i> staff writer and Asia Society Osborn Elliott Prize winner Evan Osnos. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

China's top 10 myths busted.

Warm Up With Ramen

Food & RecipesLifestyle

There's nothing like a hot bowl of ramen on a cold day.

Photo of the Day: US Military Keeps Up With Celebrity News

Multimedia

Military get some quiet time reading while waiting for computers at the United Service members Organization (USO) lounge at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) December 9, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

China's Global War on Human Rights

Liu Xiaobo, who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence in China.
Policy

In a Wall St. Journal opinion piece, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl argues Beijing is actively undermining global human rights norms.

A Paean to Paan

An Indian shopkeeper arranges <i>paan</i> (betel nut products) in silver foils at his roadside shop in New Delhi, India. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One man details his love for the uniquely South Asian product, now readily available in Manhattan.

Nara Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

Lifestyle

In celebration of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society conducted an exciting Flickr photo contest earlier this fall.

Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

A recent study ranks US schools systems 26th in the world, below those of Asian nations.
Education

When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama rightly labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.

Photo of the Day: In India, Releasing 'Computer-Related Stress'

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An elderly man exercises in a park on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 8, 2010.

Vishakha Desai: 'The US Must Learn from Asia'

Hong Kong schoolgirls attend a job fair for graduating students. Hong Kong's school system ranked second in the new PISA survey. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

The rise of education in Asia is no accident, Asia Society President explains.