A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
The director explains why the boxing school in his film is a microcosm of contemporary China, and shares a story of Mike Tyson's identification with Chairman Mao.
Xu Jilin, a history professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai, posted questions from the French baccalauréat in an effort to cast an unflattering spotlight on China's own university entrance exam.
Residents of Hefei, in eastern China, were recently surprised to see foreign chengguan (城管), or "urban management officers," on the streets of their city.
Young novice monks line up before starting their early morning procession to collect alms in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This photo was taken by Asia Blog reader Greg Knudsen in April 2012.
Spectacular black and white photos capture the lives, families and homes of nomadic eagle hunters in remote western Mongolia.
Swirling waves make their way to the sandy shore of Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh on May 16, 2012. (BonBiral/Flickr)
For decades, the Arab world has been a big market for Bollywood cinema — and now 'Hindustani,' a new Gulf serial, puts the core of Bollywood's appeal into an Arabic-speaking context.