What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.
What do Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, and Pakistani musical legend Arif Lohar have in common? They all made The New York Times list of the best concerts of 2012.
A man explores the natural scenery of the Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)
As Intizar Husain's 1979 novel gets its first American publication, Asia Society talks with scholar and translator Frances Pritchett about the difficulties involved in rendering it into English.
Asia Society's ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.
The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.
A woman tends to her land in Kashmir, India on October 5, 2012. (patrikmloeff/Flickr)
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