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Sung Hyo-sook, "Requiem" (2012), at the Busan Biennale in Busan, South Korea on September 22, 2012. (elsara elsara/Flickr)

Interview: After Busan Biennale, Yale Art Historian Urges Art World to Think Local

Reflecting on his experience at the 2012 Busan Biennale in South Korea, art historian David Joselit shares his thoughts on the future of an increasingly globalized art world. more

Alison Klayman on Ai Weiwei (Complete)

Alison Klayman, director of the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," discusses her experience with the iconoclastic artist/activist. more
A poster from Alison Klayman's documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry."

Interview: Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker Alison Klayman on Stumbling Onto Ai Weiwei

“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits. more
A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (R) chats with Aung San Suu Kyi (C) and her assistant Tin Mar Aung (L) before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)

Revealed: The Asian 'Global Thinkers' Who Made Foreign Policy's Top 100 List for 2012

In 2012, Asia Society hosted several of the global thinkers on the annual Foreign Policy list. more
In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)

Video: 'Internet is the Answer' Declares Ai Weiwei in Newly Launched Blog

The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the Internet's role in establishing a civil society. more
A still from Ai Weiwei's "Grass Mud Horse Style." (Ai Weiwei's Twitter, @aiww)

Video: Ai Weiwei Parodies 'Gangnam Style,' Confuses Pundits

The world-famous Chinese artist and provocateur infuses his Gangnam Style parody with some (possibly) dark humor. more
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) pose with International Women of Courage Award-winner Guo Jianmei, a Chinese lawyer and rights activist, at the Department of State in Washington, DC on March 8, 2011. (Roshan Nebhrajani/Medill DC/Flickr)

Chinese Concerns About Fairness Shake Faith in Government Leadership

Asia 21 Fellow Wenchi Yu says a recent survey shows pervasive concerns among Chinese about the country's leadership and its ability to deal with fundamental human rights. more

Top Tweets: Twitter Users React to Censorship Announcement

Choice Tweets from activists and critics reacting to Twitter's new censorship policies. more

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia's Person of the Year 2011 poll. more