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Interview: Reimagining Confucian Ideals as 21st-Century 'Force for Progress'

Jung-kyu Kim (L), co-author of
Policy

A new book on Confucianism and modern governance aims to rediscover the "non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian spirit of Confucius" for the 21st century.

China's Mass Migration Home for Lunar New Year in Pictures

Passengers prepare to board the trains that will eventually take them home for the Spring Festival on January 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.

Photo of the Day: Reflections in the Water in Nepal

A Nepalese Hindu devotee reaches to fill her pot with water as part of the month-long Swasthani festival on January 30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Nepalese Hindu devotee reaches to fill her pot with water as part of the month-long Swasthani festival on January 30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

State of the Union: An Educator's Take on Obama's 'Year of Action'

President of the United States Barack Obama. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Education

Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world's best.

Listen: Former Ambassador Says US and India Must Re-Focus on Strategic Ties

U.S. and Indian flags fly on Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi, India. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner joined the Asia Society Policy Institute on Monday, January 27, to discuss the U.S.-India relationship following the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

Photo of the Day: Ice Sculpture in China

In preparation for China's Ice and Snow World, a snow-making machine covers a sculpture with artificial snow in Harbin, China on January 4, 2014. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
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In preparation for China's Ice and Snow World, a snow-making machine covers a sculpture with artificial snow in Harbin, China on January 4, 2014. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: See How Eight Asian Nations Are Gearing Up for Lunar New Year

Penguins waddle into Lunar New Year festivities at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing adorned with the character for
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As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.

Look: Asia-Pacific Flags Made From Country-Appropriate Foods

The Indian flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!

Photo of the Day: Happiness on Wheels in Cambodia

Students gleefully bike down a dirt road as they bike home from school on Fish Island, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
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Students gleefully bike down a dirt road as they bike home from school on Fish Island, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)

On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets

A Shanghai tailor's shop, photographed on July 21, 2011. (Lynn Lin/Flickr)
Education

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society's Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.