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Watch: New Video Highlights Chinese Female Mosques and Imams

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"Last Call to Prayer," a new video from Asia Society's ChinaFile, explores the world of female-run mosques and woman imams in China's Hui Muslim population.

Carr: Australia 'Not Leveraged Against Any One National Economy'

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, September 24, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)
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A Chinese slowdown will not necessarily equal an end to Australian economic growth, said Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday before a packed house at The Pierre in New York City.

Photo of the Day: When the Sun Goes Down in Micronesia

The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)
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The sun sets behind a row of palm trees in Micronesia on September 17, 2012. (myheimu/Flickr)

Expert: Gillard to Press for UN Security Council Bid on US Visit [Live Webcast]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (R) listens as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaks during a press conference at the Northern Territory Parliament House in Darwin on July 3, 2012. (Daniel Hartley-Allen/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe says Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard may use talks at Asia Society and other venues in New York this week to highlight her nation's role in security in Asia.

Video: How Asia Society Took the Lead in Asian Art

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President Emerita Vishakha N. Desai reflects back on the exhibitions that put Asia Society at the forefront of Asian art in America.

Video: Anti-Japan Protests a Reminder That Not Everything is Changing in China

Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
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Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

Photo of the Day: Business as Usual in India

An ice cream vendor mans his post on the Alleppey beach in Kerala, India on May 22, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
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An ice cream vendor mans his post on the Alleppy beach in Kerala, India on May 22, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)

What Would You Ask Myanmar President Thein Sein? #asktheinsein

President of Myanmar Thien Sein in Singapore, Jan 30, 2012. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Policy

In 2011, a new, quasi-civilian government took power in Myanmar, and boldly began to implement democratic reforms which continue today. At the helm of this fluid and fragile transition is President Thein Sein, a former military brigadier general who served as Prime Minister in the previous military government led by Senior General Than Shwe.

Photo of the Day: To the Barricades in India

Supporters from India's opposition parties jump police barricades during a nationwide strike in New Delhi on September 20, 2012. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters from India's opposition parties jump police barricades during a nationwide strike in New Delhi on September 20, 2012. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Rachel Cooper on Indonesia's Envelope-Pushing Dance Troupe

Indonesian dance troupe Nan Jombang performing 'Rantau Berbisik.' (http://youtu.be/Yr5o5TxxL3k)
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Asia Society's Rachel Cooper shares some insights into Nan Jombang, who will perform at Asia Society New York on October 6.