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The Tiger Mommy: A Controversial Look at 'Chinese Parenting'

<i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, 2011).
Lifestyle

A mother and noted law professor offers her take on "cultural differences."  

Clinton Urges China to Fulfill Promise Days Before Hu Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 1st annual Richard C. Holbrooke lecture on Jan. 14, 2011 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Clinton made a passionate call for China to improve human rights, pledging not to shy away from disagreements ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday put pressure on China to improve its human rights record. 

Photo of the Day: Sack Time at the Office

Lifestyle

A laborer in Hyderabad does what we'd all like to do on the job. 

Photo of the Day: Self-Portrait with Monument

Policy

A Chinese security guard stationed on the Great Wall looks his best before a visit by US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. 

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics.

Photo of the Day: Kashmiri Fisherman Braces for Cold

Lifestyle

Thousands of homeless people are seeking refuge from the cold wave that has killed 160 people in India.

Can Another Food Crisis Be Prevented in 2011?

A vendor carries vegetables on a bicycle along a street in downtown Hanoi on December 17, 2010. The consumer-price index hit 11.1 percent in November, assuring that the full-year inflation rate will be a double figures. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Rising food prices are raising concerns of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, which led to widespread food shortages and rioting across Asia. 

Photo of the Day: Celebrations at the Golden Temple

Lifestyle

Indian Sikh devotees gather to pay their respects, as lights glow at The Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Photo of the Day: Slain Pakistan Governor Is Mourned

Policy

Pakistani civil society activists light candles in front of a portrait of the slain governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer.

'Bridge Builder' Vishakha Desai Featured in Singapore's Business Times

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Lifestyle

Vishaka N. Desai explains what sets Asia Society above and apart from other groups trying to deepen ties between Asia and the United States.