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A young girl walks passed a fishing boat on Marina Beach in Chennai, India, on on March 20, 2010. Stretching for approximately 12 km, Marina Beach is listed as one of the longest beaches in the world. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Patrick French - India: A Portrait
From Ladakh in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south, a travel writer encounters India's extraordinary breadth and diversity. more
Novelist Tahmima Anam decries what she sees as a "culture of censorship" in South Asia. (2 min., 2 sec.)
Tahmima Anam, Samina Quraeshi and 'Quiet Heroes'
A Bangladeshi novelist looks back on her country's traumatic birth, 40 years later. more

Gandharan Art and Buddhism (Complete)

How did changing perceptions of the Buddha in Gandhara influence Mahayana Buddhism? more
The United Nations General Assembly in session. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Asian Leaders in Spotlight at Asia Society
Live at the Asia Society: Asian leaders' public talks on top issues, via webcast. more

'Assignment: China' (Complete)

Veteran journalists look back on their experiences as the first Americans to cover China from the inside. more
Cover art for Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel.
Deng Xiaoping: The 'Spark' That Lit a Fire
An excerpt from Ezra F. Vogel's new biography relates China's first (renewed) contacts with U.S. in 1979. more

Chinese Financial Reform (Complete)

Top IMF official outlines steps to transform China's economy to one propelled by private consumption-led growth. more
Floating (Dir. Huang Weikai. 2005)
Documentary Film Series: Visions of a New China
Sept. 25 - Oct. 29: Nine documentaries made between 2005 and 2011 shed light on experiences across social and economic classes. more
U-Ram Choe. Custos Cavum, 2011. Steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, resin, CPUs, and motors. Courtesy of the artist.
U-Ram Choe: In Focus
Artist's first New York museum solo exhibition runs Sept. 9 – Dec. 31, 2011. more
Rabindranath Tagore. Untitled (Striding  bird), 1928. Collection of Rabindra Bhavana, Acc. No. 00-2208-16.
Rabindranath Tagore: The Last Harvest
September 9 - December 31, 2011. Marking the 150th anniversary of the year of Tagore’s birth, this exhibition comprises more than 60 works. more