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Photo of the Day: Herding Yaks in China

Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)
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Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)

Video: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Explains How 'Good Writers' Language Has Personality'

Chinese novelist Mo Ya, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
ArtsEducation

In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

Kevin Rudd: Don't Believe These Five Myths About China [VIDEO]

L to R: College Board President David Coleman, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, Director-General of Hanban Xu Lin, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the start of Asia Society's 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014.
Education

Speaking before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations, Australia's Chinese-speaking, wisecracking former prime minister argued strongly for Chinese-language education in the West.

Photo of the Day: Purple Reflections in Cambodia

The purple sky is reflected back in the calm waters of Mittakpheap, Preah Seihanu, Cambodia on April 14, 2014. (macronix/Flickr)
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The purple sky is reflected back in the calm waters of Mittakpheap, Preah Seihanu, Cambodia on April 14, 2014. (macronix/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas' by Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas, author of
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Anand Giridharadas's latest book tells the extraordinary true story of a Bangladeshi immigrant who decided to forgive the white supremacist who nearly killed him. Author appearance at Asia Society New York May 12.

Photo of the Day: A Serpentine Encounter in Vietnam

A man holds up a snake to the camera in Vietnam on April 25, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)
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A man holds up a snake to the camera in Vietnam on April 25, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Aims to 'Disrupt' in Provocative New Film

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (R) onstage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2014. (Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)
Current Affairs

After a screening of his new film Documented, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joined Asia Society for a provocative, moving, and funny conversation.

Photo of the Day: Out for a Stroll in Taiwan

A distant portrait of a man out for a walk in Taichung, Taiwan on April 20, 2014. (Mark Forman/Flickr)
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A distant portrait of a man out for a walk in Taichung, Taiwan on April 20, 2014. (Mark Forman/Flickr)

Interview: Genre-Bending Japanese Novelist on 'Political' Writing, Post-Fukushima

Writer Hideo Furukawa, one of the contributors to the fourth edition (2014) of the literary journal
Arts

One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how the March 2011 disaster made him realize he's a "political" writer. In-person at Asia Society New York May 3.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the City in Singapore

The sky is lit up in vivid blue and orange streaks as the sun sets over Singapore on April 30, 2014. (William Cho/Flickr)
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The sky is lit up in vivid blue and orange streaks as the sun sets over Singapore on April 30, 2014. (William Cho/Flickr)