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Book Excerpt: 'Indonesia, Etc.' by Elizabeth Pisani

Elizabeth Pisani, author of 'Indonesia, Etc.' (Marit Miners)
Arts

After a year of travel around the archipelago, veteran Indonesia-watcher Elizabeth Pisani found "a nation quite different from the one I thought I knew." In-person author talk at Asia Society New York December 15, 2014.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the Mekong River

Streaks of the setting sun illuminate a row of boats moored by the Mekong River near Laos on November 17, 2014. (Tartarin2009/Flickr)
Multimedia

Streaks of the setting sun illuminate a row of boats moored by the Mekong River near Laos on November 17, 2014. (Tartarin2009/Flickr)

How China's Internet Companies are Disrupting the Hollywood Ecosystem

L to R: Talent agent Ari Emmanuel, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, talent agent Patrick Whitesell, and actor Jet Li attend the Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

For all the hoopla surrounding opportunities for the movie business in China, entertainment industry watchers should keep their eyes on that country's market for online video content.

Photo of the Day: Blanketed in Purple Fog in Taiwan

Wispy purple fog blankets dark mountains in Taroko National Park, Taiwan on November 1, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)
Multimedia

Wispy purple fog blankets dark mountains in Taroko National Park, Taiwan on November 1, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)

Interview: Philippines Social Entrepreneur Illac Diaz Listens to, and Learns from, Local Talent

Filipino children holding the lamp designed and circulated by Illac Diaz's Liter of Light Foundation. (Liter of Light)
Sustainability

"There are solutions that can be done now, by combining what two human hands can do, multiplied by millions of those willing to help," the Liter of Light founder tells Asia Society. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California December 10.

Photo of the Day: Rowing on a River in Sri Lanka

A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)
Multimedia

A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Partnership Is the New Alliance: Why U.S.-Singapore Relations Should Be a Model for the U.S. in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens as Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to the media before their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2013. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf of the Asia Society Policy Institute argues, “America’s success in building partnerships on the U.S.-Singapore model will determine whether U.S. engagement in Asia flourishes in the 21st century.”

Photo of the Day: Parked by the Ruins in India

A group of pushcarts are neatly lined up against a decaying wall in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)
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A group of pushcarts are neatly lined up against a decaying wall in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

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Arts

The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium.

Photo of the Day: Fall Foliage in Japan

Leaves in every shade of fall colors line trees along the water in Sendai, Japan on November 9, 2014. (Genie09/Flickr)
Multimedia

Leaves in every shade of fall colors line trees along the water in Sendai, Japan on November 9, 2014. (Genie09/Flickr)