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Myanmar president Thein Sein (L) and legislator Aung San Suu Kyi (R) speaking at Asia Society events in 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi was last year's winner of our reader poll for Asia's Person of the Year — will her countryman take her spot this year? (Kenji Takigami/Joshua Roberts)

Poll: Who Was Asia's Person of the Year in 2012?

Asia Blog has compiled a list of 12 of the most newsworthy figures of 2012. It's your turn to vote on who you think had the most impact. more
Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit "Gangnam Style" onstage at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. more
Asia Society New York's Holiday Open House attracted nearly 600 visitors on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2012. (Asia Society)

Photos: Open House Spreads Holiday Cheer at Asia Society New York

In pictures: Asia Society New York's Holiday Open House draws a capacity crowd of several hundred. more
A still from "Skyfall" shows Daniel Craig's James Bond in a gleaming, ultramodern version of Shanghai. (Sony Pictures)

The Growth of China's Film Audience Means Xenophobia Doesn't Pay

In their own ways, "Red Dawn" and "Skyfall" made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market. more
A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was. more
NBC's George Oliphant at AsiaStore in New York in November 2012.

Video: 'George to the Rescue' Features AsiaStore on NBC's Taxi TV

An NBC shopping segment with George Oliphant highlights AsiaStore as “one of the best places to shop on the Upper East Side.” more
A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary "The Human Tower." (Goldcrest Films International)

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

Two filmmakers travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs involved in building "human towers." more
Actor and comedian Vir Das performing a stand-up skit in India.

Video: For Vir Das and Other South Asian Comics, the Best Punchline is Life Unfolding

Prior to Vir Das's appearance with Asia Society India Centre, we take a look at how several South Asian comics use humor to tell the stories of our lives. more
Stam, one of two eight-year-old Thai boxers profiled in Todd Kellstein's new documentary "Buffalo Girls," poses after a win. (Todd Kellstein)

Multimedia: New Film 'Buffalo Girls' Explores World of Child Boxing in Thailand

Following two young girls, filmmaker Todd Kellstein uncovers the world of underground child boxing in Thailand. more
Jewelry collector Susan L. Beningson.

Interview: 'When Gold Blossoms' Collector Susan L. Beningson

The private collector responsible for ASHK's current exhibit explains how and why she started collecting Indian jewelry. more