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Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens.

Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi's 'Being the Other — The Muslim in India'

(Saeed Naqvi)
Arts

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the veteran Indian journalist remembers the first time he felt "otherized."

Why Some 'Brown Asians' Feel Left Out of the Asian American Conversation

(Marcela/Flickr)
Current Affairs

A recent video calling out racism against Asian Americans raised questions within the community about inclusion.

Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

A high-level panel convenes to discuss the ongoing challenges of combating antiquities looting. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The effort to safeguard cultural treasures from terrorist looting has become a high-priority international issue.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Talks Banking, Politics, and Surviving an Assassination Attempt

Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
Policy

Appearing in conversation with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society on Tuesday, Shaukat Aziz reinforced his belief that free trade would help foster peace in the volatile region.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

Interview: Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, and the Other F-Word

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Jimmy Katz)
Arts

The Indian-American saxophonist discusses his heritage, musical influences, and why Ravi Shankar's appearance at Woodstock was both the "best and worst thing" to happen to Indian music.