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Video: What Will Happen If China's Largest Freshwater Lake Dries Up?

Drought and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges Dam have reduced the surface size of Poyang Lake from about 3,500 km to 200 km.
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A new documentary short from Asia Society's China Green project examines both the causes of Poyang Lake's frequent droughts and their ruinous environmental consequences.

Photo of the Day: Carved With Care in Malaysia

An intricately carved deity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 11, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)
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An intricately carved deity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 11, 2012. (Edmund Nigel Gall/Flickr)

A Farewell Message From Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai [Video]

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's final day at Asia Society is August 29, 2012. She joined the organization 22 years ago.
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On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization.

Photo of the Day: Dancing with Aplomb in India

Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)
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Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)

Interview: New Website Lets Peshawar, Pakistan Tell Its Own Stories

The Qissa Khwani Bazaar in the old city of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Iftikhar Firdaus)
Arts

Zalan Khan and his collaborators at Qissa-Khwani.com build on ancient traditions of storytelling to share local perspectives and reclaim their story from mainstream media.

Photo of the Day: A Little Red Bauble in Taiwan

A red paper lantern hangs from teh side of a building in Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
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A red paper lantern hangs from the side of a building in central Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)

India's Central Bank Governor Refuses to Play Politics With Inflation

Dr. Duvurri Subbarao, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, will appear at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. (siddylam/Flickr)
Policy

"Subbarao was believed to have been chosen as central banker in 2008 because he was seen as being unlikely to buck his political masters. If so, he has proven the government wrong repeatedly," writes Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Interview: A Video for Chinese People 'Concerned About the Air They Breathe'

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After months of documenting China's air quality, Asia Society's China Air Daily project will now take its findings to an international photography festival in China's Shanxi Province.

Asia Society's La Frances Hui on the Subversive Humor of Stephen Chow

Hong Kong screen icon Stephen Chow (L) in  'Fight Back to School II' (1992).
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Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui offers an appreciation of the seemingly nonsensical humor of Stephen Chow for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Photo of the Day: Having Fun After the Rain in Manila

Young boys still keep smiling after the typhoon Soala in Manila, Philippines on August 9, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)
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Young boys still keep smiling after Typhoon Soala in Manila, Philippines on August 9, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)