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Photo of the Day: Mirror Images in Vietnam

Two guards dressed in white flank the entrance to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Vietnam on June 8, 2015. (jev55/Flickr)
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Two guards dressed in white flank the entrance to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Vietnam on June 8, 2015. (jev55/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Poetry in Iran, Internet Rebellion in Uzbekistan, and Japan's New 'Girl Band'

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti on a street northwest of the capital Tehran, on July 16, 2015. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Fishing Boats in Bangladesh

Fishing boats are seen moored at a pond in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on April 9, 2015. (WorldFish/Flickr)
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Fishing boats are seen moored at a pond in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on April 9, 2015. (WorldFish/Flickr) 

#TBT: Sri Lankan Dance Troupe 'Snakes' Its Way Through America in 1958

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon National Dancers. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: one of Asia Society's earliest cultural performances.

Photo of the Day: Colorful Mosaics In Iran

Colorful mosaics fill the walls of the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, Iran on June 10, 2015. (Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr).
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Colorful mosaics fill the walls of the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, Iran on June 10, 2015. (Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr).

Interview: Yang Mu on Personal Narratives and the 'Thriving' Taiwanese Literary Landscape

Yang Mu and his book Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet.
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In his autobiographical essays, Yang Mu tells the story of Taiwan's social, political, and cultural changes in the twentieth century through personal narratives about his childhood in Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan.

Photo of the Day: A Rusted Door in Malaysia

A small stone building with a rusty door at Pasar Karat Flea Market, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 1, 2015. (i.gunawan/Flickr)
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A small stone building with a rusty door at Pasar Karat Flea Market, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 1, 2015. (i.gunawan/Flickr)

Video: Kevin Rudd on How China Is 'Learning the Difficulties of Handling a Market'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks with guest host Ian Bremmer on Charlie Rose, July 10, 2015. (Jinq Qian/Asia Society)
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On Charlie Rose, the Asia Society Policy Institute president discusses China’s ongoing economic reforms in light of the recent stock market plunge, as well as security issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Video: Karim Sadjadpour Sees 'Plenty of Room for Cooperation' Between US and Iran

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (R) and Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (L) meet at a hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on July 9, 2015. (Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images)
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A leading researcher on Iran, Sadjadpour argues that Iran and the U.S. can work together once Iran sees itself as a state, not a cause. He will take part in a July 22 panel at Asia Society New York on Iran-U.S. relations.

Video: Bilingual Rap Traces China's Development from the Qing to the 'Bling' Dynasty

The Great LOL of China episode 6: Mo Money Mo Fazhan
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In the sixth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell explores the highs and the lows of China economic transformation in the music video "Mo Money, Mo Fazhan (development)."