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Video: It's Time to Play Some 'Stereotype Bingo'!

'The Great LOL of China' episode 5: Stereotype Bingo. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.

Photos: Countryside and Concrete Collide in Chinese Megacity Chongqing

Zhong Baixin, eighty-seven, is cultivating a square meter of lettuce for her own table. She has lived all her life in Chongqing and now lives in what remains of a farming village stuck between a construction site and a road. (Tim Franco)
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Photographer Tim Franco is fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities. In a Q&A with Asia Blog, he discusses his new book 'Metamorpolis' and his experiences documenting the "struggle between nature and concrete" in Chongqing.

Photo of the Day: An Intricate Stone Carving in China

A Buddha head is seen carved into a stone bowl at Panjiayuan Flea Market in Beijing, China on May 16, 2015. (Gwendolyn Stansbury/Flickr)
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A Buddha head is seen carved into a stone bowl at Panjiayuan Flea Market in Beijing, China on May 16, 2015. (Gwendolyn Stansbury/Flickr) 

Interview: NYU Shanghai Chancellor Discusses His University's Place in China's Current Political Atmosphere

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
Education

Yu Lizhong of NYU Shanghai discusses the first Sino-American joint venture university, and where it falls in China's current political atmosphere.

Photo of the Day: Greetings from Fierce Leaders in North Korea

Massive statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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Massive statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Japan's 'Kodokushi' Phenomenon, Street Art in Mongolia, and an Upgraded Pyongyang Airport

Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: Burmese National Theater Makes Historic U.S. Visit in 1975

Dancers from the Burmese National Theater collaborate with American dancers at the Martha Graham Studio in New York during a historic U.S. visit in 1975. (Dan Sterbling)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: dancers from the Burmese National Theater teach American students at the legendary Martha Graham's New York studio.

Photo of the Day: A Sleepy Dog In India

A sleepy dog is caught lying on train tracks in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/Flickr)
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A sleepy dog is caught lying on train tracks in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/Flickr) 

Evan Osnos on the Current State of the US-China Relationship

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry (C) makes a toast with Liu Yandong (L), Chinese Vice Premier, and Chinese State Counselor Yang Jiechi (R) during the seventh US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the US State Department in Washington DC, June 23, 2015. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the U.S.-China Security and Economic Dialogue takes place this week, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker outlines key sources of tension in the relationship between the world's two most powerful countries.

Photo of the Day: Diving in the Deep Blue Waters of the Solomon Islands

A scuba diver dives into deep waters in the Solomon Islands on May 10, 2015. (Kelsey Schwenk/Flickr)
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A scuba diver is seen diving into deep waters in the Solomon Islands on May 10, 2015. (Kelsey Schwenk/Flickr)