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Filmmaker Recounts Quest to Understand the 'Insanity' of the Nuclear Age

The Trillo nuclear power plant in Trillo, Spain. (Rodrigo Gómez Sanz/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Masako Sakata discusses her films depicting the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Director Zhang Yimou: 'The Cultural Revolution is Still Off Limits' in China

Chinese director Zhang Yimou poses after a press conference on the film 'Coming Home' at the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in Busan, South Korea, on October 4, 2014. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

In an interview with ChinaFile, one of China's most preeminent film directors discusses censorship, Xi Jinping, and the possibility of working with Steven Spielberg.

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

Newly initiated
Current Affairs

Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.

Can the Other 'Asian Giants' Deal With China's Slowdown?

Visitors have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

DBS Group Research Managing Director Timothy Wong discusses economic reforms in China, India, and Indonesia, and what opportunities and perils lie ahead.

Videos: How Local Artisans Are Rebuilding Nepal

Nepal's historic Dharahara Tower was largely destroyed in an April 25 earthquake. (Domenico/Flickr)
Current Affairs

The filmmaker Amitabh Joshi returned to his hometown, stricken by a large earthquake in April, to witness its slow reconstruction.

Interview: Crowdfunding Journalism to Confront the Media Industry's 'Huge Problem'

An article appearing on the Byline platform. (
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Seung-yoon Lee discusses his new media startup Byline and how its model aims to counter the prevailing trends upending traditional journalism.

Interview: New Asia Society Museum Director on Why Art and Culture Are the 'Best Connectors' of People

Tan Boon Hui. (National Heritage Board)

Tan Boon Hui, the newly appointed VP for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, says "art and culture are some of the best connectors of people and communities."

Interview: What the Removal of Myanmar's Ruling Party Chairman Means for Its Upcoming Elections

Speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament Thura Shwe Mann at the lower house in Naypyidaw on August 16, 2013. (Ye Aung Thu/Getty Images)

Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp, a former U.S. Chief of Mission to Burma, discusses the implications of the USDP’s leadership change for the future of the party and for Myanmar’s transition to democracy.

Interview: How 'Peer Pressure' is Spurring Philanthropy in Asia

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu (Wenchi Yu)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu describes the changing landscape for Asian philanthropy and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in China.