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#TBT: Yao Ming (and a Miniature Shovel) Help Asia Society Break Ground in Houston in 2008

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/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: Yao Ming helps Asia Society Texas Center break ground in 2008.

Photo of the Day: Walking Past History in North Korea

A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Video: Waging Peace in Asia, Because 'No Region Has More to Lose' From War

Members of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission discuss securing peace in Asia through institutions. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, member of a new Asia Society Policy Institute commission that aims to help strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions and security threats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Watch: Take a Trip Down China's Stunning Li River, Muse for Poets and Painters

A villager rows a bamboo raft carrying tourists for sightseeing on the Lijiang River in Yangshuo County of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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At 270 miles long, the Li River is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mile stretch of river between the southwestern cities of Guilin and Yangshuo.

Photo of the Day: Beautiful Bells in Myanmar

An assortment of intricately decorated bells hang in a souvenir shop in Bagan, Myanmar on May 6, 2015. (Alex Mueller/Flickr)
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An assortment of intricately decorated bells hang in a souvenir shop in Bagan, Myanmar on May 6, 2015. (Alex Mueller/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Photo of the Day: A Young Soccer Player In India

A little boy photographed in the midst of playing soccer in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/flickr)
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A little boy photographed in the midst of playing soccer in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/flickr)

Interview: New York's Nisha Agarwal on Why Being Pro-Immigrant Make Cities Stronger

Nisha Agarwal speaks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces her appointment as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on Friday, February 28, 2014. (Ed Reed/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Current Affairs

The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."

Interview: Kevin Kwan on World of 'Insane Fortunes' in New Novel 'China Rich Girlfriend'

Author Kevin Kwan. (Kevin Kwan)
Arts

In a Q&A, author Kevin Kwan previewed his upcoming novel 'China Rich Girlfriend.' In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 16, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Lush Green Peaks in New Zealand

Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)
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Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)