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Photos/Video: Celebrating Chinese New Year's Eve in a Historic Village in China

Bishan village, in Anhui, China, after the first round of firecrackers,on January 30, 2014. (Sun Yunfan)

Experience the sights and sounds of Bishan, a rural village in China's Anhui province, on January 30, the eve of the Year of the Horse.

Book Excerpt: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' by Jung Chang

Empress Cixi (1835-1908) is the subject of Jung Chang's revisionist new biography
Arts

Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
Arts

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Photos: Henna, Color, and Ceremony Mark Summer Shravan Celebrations in Nepal

A Nepalese Hindu devotee holds up offerings in honour of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on July 22, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Festivities commemorating Shravan, the holiest month of the Hindu calendar, are well underway in Nepal, and devotees are celebrating with vivid colors and timeless rituals.

Naadam: 12 Must-See Photos From Mongolia's 'Three Games of Men' Festival

Lifestyle

The annual Naadam festival occurs across Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and other communities in the middle of July each year. The colorful festival is renowned for its three sporting events: archery, horse racing, and wrestling.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)
Sustainability

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.

From Mumbai to Los Angeles, Norouz Highlights Persistence of Persian Traditions

Naan berenji, buttery rice cookies, are a Persian staple that you're especially likely to see in and around Norouz celebrations. (Molly Sheridan/Three Points Kitchen/Flickr)
Lifestyle

On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.

On Feb. 21, Bangladeshis Have Good Cause to Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

A Bangladeshi art student paints on a wall in front of the Shahid Minar in preparation for Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day in Dhaka on Feb. 20, 2012. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.

Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Ahead of the Year of the Snake, a model poses with a snake to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.