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Photo of the Day: In Guangzhou, Diving to Save the Game

Yu Miao of China stops the ball from reaching the boundary during the women's group pool
Lifestyle

A cricket match against China at the Guanggong cricket stadium in Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games on November 15, 2010.

Lightning Strikes for Japanese 'Zen Master'

Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his <i>Lightning Field</i> series with Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu in New York on Oct. 14, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Arts Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, a recent visitor to the Asia Society, is the subject of a long piece in today's New York Times, which refers to him as a "Zen master of film photography."

The Filipino Superman

Manny Pacquiao appears at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Oct 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Lifestyle If there is a man you can compare to Superman in the Philippines, there is only one possibility: Manny Pacquiao.

Aung San Suu Kyi is Free. Now What?

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters after her release from house arrest in Yangon November 13, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After spending most of this decade and much of the 1990s locked up, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest.

Photo of the Day: India Celebrates Chhath Festival

An Indian Hindu devotee hand over a traditional oil lamp as they prepare for prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body, in Bangalore on November 12, 2010.
Lifestyle

Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga.

The G-20 Summit, Just a Piece of Paper?

In this screen grab, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl speaks with <i>CNN</i> in Seoul, South Korea.
Policy Asia Society's Jamie Metzl questions the outcome of this year's G-20 Summit in Seoul.

Helping Asia Secure Rice for Future Generations

Lifestyle

The Asia Society and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Task Force report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, was the focus of the Ministerial Roundtable Meeting on Rice at the Third International Rice Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 9.

William R. Rhodes to G-20: 'Stop the Pontificating'

William Rhodes (R) with Jamie Metzl (L) in Seoul on November 9, 2010. (Asia Society Korea Center)
Policy Asia Society trustee and Task Force chair tells the G-20 that rhetoric isn't enough to address present challenges.

Photo of the Day: Lighting Up the Sky Ahead of Asian Games

A mask seller stands outside as Caton tower illuminates during a light show rehersal for the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010.
Lifestyle

A mask seller stands outside as Caton tower illuminates during a light show rehersal for the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010.

'Colbert Report' Guest Reza Aslan Coming to Asia Society

Best-selling author of <i>No God but God</i> Reza Aslan will be at Asia Society on Nov. 18, 2010. (RezaAslan.com)
Lifestyle

The versatile writer and editor tours behind his major new compilation of writing from the Islamic world.