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Great Debates: Tibetan Debate (Complete)

Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery demonstrate Tibetan-style debate. more
Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film Mirza Ghalib (1954).

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. more
Pedestrians pass a courtyard between high-rise apartments in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on January 28, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Gordon G. Chang on Chongqing's 'Magic' and China's Coming 'Economic Turbulence'

The author and columnist moderates a discussion at Asia Society in New York entitled "Western China: China's Real Estate Frontier – The Development of Chongqing" on April 27, 2011. more
In New York on Mar. 23, 2011, Monir Farmanfarmaian explains how classical Persian architecture helped inspire the mirror motifs in her work. (1 min., 50 sec.)
Monir Farmanfarmaian on Mirrors, Mosaics, and the Mona Lisa
A major Iranian artist opens up about her career and the sources of her inspiration. more
In New York on April 11, 2011, Dr. Changyong Rhee of the Asian Development Bank summarizes the Bank's largely positive outlook for short-term growth in Asia. (1 min., 17 sec.)
Bank Chief: Asia Can Expect 'High Growth Rates' in Short-Term
The chief economist of the Asian Development Bank sheds light on Asia's changing role in a global recovery. more
Silk "rainbow" scarves by Lao Textiles, the company founded by Carol Cassidy.

Carol Cassidy Brings Laotian Silk Weaving to Asia Society New York

AsiaStore hosts a three-day visit by the founder of Lao Textiles, showing off her latest wares. more
In New York on Mar. 25, 2011, Ramachandra Guha explains why it might be a good thing for Pakistan to beat India in the cricket World Cup semifinal. (49 sec.)
Historian Recognizes 'Makers of Modern India'
Ramachandra Guha assesses a handful of individuals who helped India become an independent, democratic state. more
In New York on April 7, 2011, biographer Joseph Lelyveld assesses how Gandhi might be assessed in 21st-century India. (1 min., 54 sec.)
A 21st-Century Perspective on Gandhi
"He was close to despair at the end of his life, and yet he didn't give up," argues Joseph Lelyveld. more
Big in China author Alan Paul speaking at Asia Society New York on March 30, 2011. (Asia Society)
Alan Paul: Big (Opportunities) in China
"At home I felt like a pretty worldly guy; now I feel like I fell off a turnip truck," memoirist says of expat experience. more
In New York on April 4, 2011, Carol Gluck cautions against accepting any predictions about what's next for post-quake Japan. (1 min., 13 sec.)
Looking Ahead to Japan's Recovery
No matter the disasters, leading experts expect Japan's traditional resilience to come through. more