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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.

Interview: Bo Wang's 'China Concerto' Turns Camera on Bo Xilai's 'Red' Chongqing

A still from Bo Wang's documentary

Bo Wang's film essay China Concerto, which made its U.S. debut at the Museum of Modern Art last week, takes a critical look at the culture of spectacle in contemporary China.

Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Ahead of the Year of the Snake, a model poses with a snake to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.

Photos: China's Chongqing, Somewhere Between 'Utopia and Reality' [Interview]

A temporary bedroom in a newly constructed village house in rural Chongqing. (Bo Wang)

Bo Wang returned to his hometown of Chongqing, China wanting to capture the rapid change occurring in the fast-growing megacity. The result is Heteroscapes, a stark, mesmerizing portrait of a conflicted city.

Interview: Bo Xilai's Ouster Means Other Chinese Leaders 'Will Watch Their Backs'

Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Rice University's Steven Lewis, and Asia Society Associate Fellow, says the sacking of the Communist Party boss in Chongqing could have a "chilling" impact on other Chinese officials.

Photo of the Day: Bathing for the Guinness Record in China


14,345 people attempted to set a new Guinness World Record as they gathered for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on October 30, 2011. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China's Hubei province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Cleaning Asia's Longest River 'A Thankless Job'

Workers clear heaps of trash outside the sluice gates at the Three Gorges dam near Yichang in central China's Hubei province on June 10, 2003. (AFP/Getty Images)

Don't Cry, Three Gorges is the latest documentary short from the Asia Society's China Green project.