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Jacket art for Chinese author Hong Mei's travelogue 'The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get to Me.' (New Star Press, Beijing, 2014)

Video: DJ Spooky Engages with Nam June Paik's Legacy in 'Paik Variations I-III'

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (L) and Rami Seo on kayagŭm (R) performing 'Paik Variations I-III' at Asia Society New York on Sept. 8, 2014.
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Watch: hypnotic highlights from Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky's collaboration with choreographer/dancer Jonah Bokaer. Miller returns to Asia Society New York this Saturday, Oct. 25, for further Paik-inspired investigations.

Interview: Director Previews 'Studio Visit, on a Communal Scale' for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014

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Asian Contemporary Art Week Director Leeza Ahmady offers a glimpse of what to expect from the Week's signature event — a two-day forum at Asia Society New York on October 26 and 27, 2014.

Photo of the Day: Sloping Hills in India's Coastline

Storm clouds gather over the lush, green hills of the Konkan Coast in India on August 14, 2014. (Amit Rawat/Flickr)
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Storm clouds gather over the lush, green hills of the Konkan Coast in India on August 14, 2014. (Amit Rawat/Flickr)

Video: Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her 'Asia Game Changer' Award from Asia Society

Malala Yousafzai's video address to Asia Society, taped at her home in England, was shown at Asia Society awards ceremony at the United Nations in New York City on October 16, 2014.

In a video message from England, the 17-year-old Nobel laureate offers encouraging words: "We girls in Swat, we have proved that when you speak up for your rights, you can really bring change."

Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, 'Keep Your Dream Alive'

Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Society Asia Game Changer of the Year award at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Ann Billingsley/Asia Society)
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Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

Winners of Asia Society's inaugural Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Jim Celeste/Asia Society)
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The Alibaba founder and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai were among the "array of remarkable Asians" recognized at a gala event in New York City.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Holy Peaks in Myanmar

The sunrises over pagodas scattered around Bagan, Myanmar on October 7, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)
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The sunrises over pagodas scattered around Bagan, Myanmar on October 7, 2014. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

Francis Fukuyama: Economic Slowdown, Not Street Protests, the Real Threat to China's Rulers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters sit together on a curb after police removed most of the barricades surrounding the area they were occupying in the Causeway Bay district on Oct. 14, 2014.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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The noted political scientist sees a "significant chance" of a military confrontation over the South and East China Seas, and a stalled economy as the one real threat to Communist Party control. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California on October 23.

Photo of the Day: Varying Shades of Green in China

Sloping rice terraces take on different shades of green in Guangxi, China on September 25, 2014. (Dmitry Shakin/Flickr)
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Sloping rice terraces take on different shades of green in Guangxi, China on September 25, 2014. (Dmitry Shakin/Flickr)

Josette Sheeran Hails Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Wins as 'Great Day for Children'

After being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai holds a bouquet of flowers given to her on behalf of the Pakistani Prime Minster during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 10, 2014. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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"Both of those awards are going to people who have really championed the causes of children in very different ways," the Asia Society President and CEO told WNYC's Brian Lehrer.