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Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
Current Affairs

Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

Photo of the Day: White Cherry Blossoms in Taiwan

Springtime flowers are in full bloom in Taiwan, on February 3, 2015. (stanley yuu/Flickr)
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Springtime flowers are in full bloom in Taiwan, on February 3, 2015. (stanley yuu/Flickr)

Interview: In Houston, Career Survey Highlights Artist Mel Chin's Engagement with Asia

Artist Mel Chin at the opening of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center in Houston on January 17, 2015. (Jeff Fantich)
Arts

Recently named one of artnet's "50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014," American conceptual artist Mel Chin is the subject of a four-decade traveling retrospective now on view at Asia Society Texas Center.

Photo of the Day: Jewels of the Sea in Vietnam

Limestone islets look like floating jewels in the jade-color sea in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Limestone islets look like floating jewels in the jade-color sea in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)
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The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating their way through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed."

Photo of the Day: Capturing the Moment in Cambodia

Against the setting sun, a photographer stops to take a photo in Angkor Wat, Cambodia on February 6, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)
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Against the setting sun, a photographer stops to take a photo in Angkor Wat, Cambodia on February 6, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)

Interview: How China's 'Super Consumers' Are Changing the World

Chinese shoppers walk through a small department store in a shopping district in central Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Veteran business leader Savio Chan explains how Chinese are spending more on themselves every year, altering not only their own economy but Western ones as well. Author talk at Asia Society Texas Center on February 18.

Photo of the Day: Printing Away in Japan

A group of printmakers are hard at work in Kyoto, Japan on February 5. 2015. (Onono/Flickr)
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A group of printmakers are hard at work in Kyoto, Japan on February 5. 2015. (Onono/Flickr)

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.

Multimedia: Arts Leaders See Technology, Greater Inclusiveness as Key Factors in 21st-Century Museums

Richard Armstrong, Melissa Chiu, Tom Finkelpearl, and Peggy Loar at Asia Society New York on January 29, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

At the launch event for Asia Society's latest publication, the heads of the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs discussed museum education, diversity, technology, and the rise of museums in Asia.