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How Thailand's Suthep Thaugsuban Ran Away With Our Person of the Year Poll

Former Democrat Party MP and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addresses a large rally near Government House on December 9, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rufus Cox/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist's overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society's Asia's Person of the Year reader poll.

From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

Five Creative Ways the Internet is Changing the Way Asian People Eat

A ramen burger. (mmyoso/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

It's not just about taking pictures of food — cuisine mashups, popup eateries, and social awareness campaigns all play a role in 21st-century dining. Panel discussion and tasting for the ramen burger at Asia Society New York this Wednesday, December 18.

Asia Society's 'Contemporary Art Smorgasbord' Highlighted as Tumblr Star

Multimedia

Asia Society's Tumblr was recently chosen as one of Art Radar Asia's top 6 picks.

For Pakistan's Elite, Facebook Turns Into a Political Battleground Ahead of Election

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) or the
Policy

Ahead of the May 11 election, Facebook has become an unlikely virtual platform that allows Pakistan's more liberal-secular sector to remain actively engaged in political campaigning.

Video: Chinese TV Show Tests Foreigners on China Savvy

Flags for the opening of the National People's Congress 2010 at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. (Remko Tanis/flickr)
Multimedia

For the convening of the "Two Sessions" in China this week, a state-run newspaper sent reporters into the streets to test Beijing's expats on basic knowledge of China’s politics, with entertaining results.

Photos: Our Favorite Lunar New Year Food Pics (So Far)

Food & RecipesMultimedia

A look at what our readers have been eating for Lunar New Year 2013 from around the world.

Interview: How Social Media Helped Imran Khan Dominate Our Year-End Poll

This image uploaded to an Imran Khan Facebook page helped the Pakistani politician run away with Asia Society's 'Asia's Person of the Year' reader poll.
Policy

"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

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

In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)
Arts

The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.

China's Online Community Reacts to Mo Yan's Nobel Prize

Chinese author and 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mo Yan arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Gaomi in China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages).
Arts

Mo Yan's Nobel Prize inspires mixed responses among China's internet community.