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Interview: Anna Sui on Dressing Rock Stars

Anna Sui (Josh Jordan)
Arts

The iconic fashion designer on thinking globally, channeling Keith Richards, and her upcoming book.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

Interview: DJ Neil Armstrong on Food, Music, and His Filipino Heritage

DJ Neil Armstrong
Arts

The turntablist says he's drawn to his craft out of a desire to be "the person who makes everyone dance."

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate Poised to Grow Substantially, New Report Projects

A sold home in Pasadena, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In spite of a turbulent Chinese economy, Chinese real estate investors will likely continue to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy over the next five years. 

Interview: 'Top Chef' Edward Lee on Why Lo-Mein is as American as Apple Pie

The chef Edward Lee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Dan Dry)
Current Affairs

The chef tells Asia Blog that "it is truly an exciting time to eat at Asian-inspired restaurants right now."

Where Hillary Clinton's China Policy Would Differ From President Obama's

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton makes introductory remarks before an address by Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2012 (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Current AffairsPolicy

A look at the Democratic frontrunner's rhetoric reveals a more pointed approach to the Asian country, centered on respect for human rights.

The Lahore Literary Festival: Bringing Pakistan's Celebration of Arts and Culture to New York

The Pakistani signer Zeb Bangash performs on the opening night of the Lahore Literary Festival at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The two-day event offers a rejoinder to the country's reputation for political instability and extremism.

Interview: Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, and the Other F-Word

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Jimmy Katz)
Arts

The Indian-American saxophonist discusses his heritage, musical influences, and why Ravi Shankar's appearance at Woodstock was both the "best and worst thing" to happen to Indian music.

China's One Child Policy Was 'The Stupidest Thing A Country Ever Could Have Done'

A mural in a village near Beijing stresses adherence to China's birth limits. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The demographer Dudley Poston says China's relaxation of birth limits will do little to alleviate the gamut of problems stemming from the long-standing policy.