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George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.

#TBT: Deng Xiaoping's Historic 1979 US Visit

Deng Xiaoping speaks at a reception co-sponsored by Asia Society at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery in 1979. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit.

Photo of the Day: A Giant Furball in China

A beige chow chow dog poses for the camera in an alleyway in Beijing, China on March 22, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
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A beige chow chow dog poses for the camera in an alleyway in Beijing, China on March 22, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)

Interview: 'Among the Believers' Filmmakers Examine 'Ideological Divide' in Pakistan Today

On location for
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Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month, Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi's new documentary examines Pakistan's ideological and security landscape over the past six years.

Photo of the Day: A Concrete Jungle at Night in Hong Kong

Tall buildings glisten in the night sky in Hong Kong on March 27, 2015. (Alex Chen/Flickr)
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Tall buildings glisten in the night sky in Hong Kong on March 27, 2015. (Alex Chen/Flickr)

'Questioning My Own Culture' and Other Ways Chinese Learners Say Mandarin Unexpectedly Changed Them

Student reads from a Chinese language textbook. (Adek Berry/Getty)
Education

In the wake of Asia Society's 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, accomplished students of Mandarin share what they've gained from the language.

Interview: Official Development Assistance an 'Indispensable Tool' in Japan's Foreign Policy, Says JICA President

JICA President Dr. Akihiko Tanaka at the
Current Affairs

Ahead of his April 29 talk at Asia Society New York, Dr. Akihiko Tanaka explains how his organization helps maintain Japan's image as a "responsible global citizen."

Watch: Asia Society Staffer Discusses Nepal Earthquake Rescue Effort on 'Charlie Rose'

The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake of April 25, 2015. (Simcsea/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Sanjeev Sherchan says there has to be better coordination in the aid that's flowing into Nepal.

Photo of the Day: A Wrinkled Smile in India

An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)
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An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)

Slideshow: Naoya Hatakeyama's 'Personal Landscapes' of Post-Earthquake Japan

May 2, 2011 from the ‘Rikuzentakada’ series. (Naoya Hatakeyama)
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"It has changed the way I think about time and history," photographer Naoya Hatakeyama said of his frequent trips to his tsunami-ravaged hometown to photograph the transformed landscape.