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24 Colorized Photos of Sri Lanka From a Century Ago

Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs recently released by the New York Public Library show daily life on the island during the British colonial period.

How China's Restructuring Is Affecting its Asian Neighbors

Pedestrians walk past a construction site in Beijing on April 1, 2015. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A newly released Asian Development Bank report projects Asia's economic prospects in 2016 and looks at China's outsized influence.

'Paradise Interrupted' — Bringing Chinese Tradition Onto the Contemporary Stage

Soprano opera singer Qian Yi in front of the unique and intricate set of 'Paradise Interrupted' which is partially made of paper. (Lincoln Center Festival/Lihe Xiao)
Arts

Director Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo present a hybrid between traditional opera and an art installation piece.

Yao Ming's Impact Went Far Beyond His Numbers

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Chinese star, who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, helped make his sport popular in China.

How to Track China's Economic Health

Veteran China-watchers explain what things they look for when monitoring China's economy. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

There's a lot to dissect beyond slowing GDP growth.

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: What to Look For

Paul J. Richards/AFP Photos
Policy

In an AsiaConnect call on Friday, Dr. Gary Samore discussed the role of Asia in preventing nuclear terrorism, containing North Korea, and other subjects.

How Indians Learned to Embrace Natural Skin

The iconic
Lifestyle

A campaign against "fairness cream" has transformed traditional standards of beauty in India.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

Zainab Akanda/Flickr
Education

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

Honoring Three Asian Artists For 'Touching Our Souls' [Photos]

(L to R) Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara pose with their Asian Art Game Changer awards in Hong Kong on March 20, 2016.
Arts

Asia Society awarded Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara with the first Asia Arts Game Changer awards on Sunday in Hong Kong.

'A Blank Page Is Never Empty'

Performer Karen Kandel as 'papermaker' in 'Recycling: Washi Tales.' (Valerie Oliveiro)
Arts

Exploring the art of paper-making and storytelling through literal and metaphorical recycling.