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Photo of the Day: A View From the Top in Myanmar

Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)
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Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival' by David Pilling

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling, author of
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An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photo of the Day: A Glorious Crown in Singapore

A Victoria Crowned Pigeon poses for a photo in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore on March 4, 2014. (Isaac Lee/Flickr)
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A Victoria Crowned Pigeon poses for a photo in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore on March 4, 2014. (Isaac Lee/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Contest of the Century' by Geoff Dyer

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Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photo of the Day: Spring Blossoms in China

A bee hovers towards some blossoms on a tree in Zhejiang, China on March 11, 2014. (Peng AN/Flickr)
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A bee hovers towards some blossoms on a tree in Zhejiang, China on March 11, 2014. (Peng AN/Flickr)

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.

Photo of the Day: A Lone Sailor in Cambodia

A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)
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A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)

Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Photo of the Day: Parked By A Paddy Field in Vietnam

A bicycle stands parked next to an open road by a paddy field in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam on March 2, 2014. (shoot film, not bullets/Flickr)
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A bicycle stands parked next to an open road by a paddy field in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam on March 2, 2014. (shoot film, not bullets/Flickr)

In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
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Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.