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Interview: Filmmaker Amrit Singh Dishes on His Quest to Find New York's Best Dosa

Punjabi American music maven Amrit Singh is the director of a new short film,
Multimedia

From the many phases of his hair to a tweet that inspired his film Dosa Hunt, the Punjabi American music maven tells us how his heritage has shaped who he is today.

Book Excerpt: Peter Hessler's 'Strange Stones' Tells Stories from East and West

Policy

Peter Hessler's new book is a selection of his thought-provoking reportage on both China and the United States over the past decade. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 21.

Photo of the Day: A Petulant Puppy in Japan

A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

Interview: CNN's Kristie Lu Stout on Haw Flakes, Twitter and Tracking China

Lifestyle

We reached out to the CNN International anchor and self-professed "media junkie," "China nerd" and "geek mom" via email.

Video: Filmmaker Returns Home to Site of Sichuan Earthquake to Tell Town's Tale

Fu Guangjun holds her daughter Jiang Yutong, 2, on the first day of preschool classes in New Beichuan. Film still from 'The Reborn of Beichuan.'
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Five years after the Sichuan earthquake, 'The Reborn of Beichuan' follows the journey of two families from a devastated Chinese city as they try to restore normalcy to their lives and struggle to move past the loss of their children.

Interview: 'Zombie Combat' Expert Roger Ma Protects Fellow Citizens From the Undead

As vampires and zombies threaten to overrun American culture, one man stands between ordinary mortals and the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes.

Photo of the Day: All Dressed Up in China

A young girl in Baizu costume in Jizushan, Yunnan Province, China on December 27, 2012. (James Moallem)
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A young girl in Baizu costume in Jizushan, Yunnan Province, China on December 27, 2012. (James Moallem)

Video: What to Look for When Myanmar's Thein Sein Visits the White House

Policy

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations."

Multimedia: Artist Imran Qureshi Creates 'Dialogue' in Site-Specific Installations

Imran Qureshi working on his site-specific painting at Asia Society Museum in 2009. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)
Arts

As the acclaimed Pakistani artist returns to New York City with a major new installation, a look back at his site-specific work for Asia Society Museum in 2009.

Photo of the Day: Returning Home in the Setting Sun in Vietnam

Fishermen head back with their boats as the day comes to an end in Mui Ne, Vietnam on May 12, 2013. (etherlore/Flickr)
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Fishermen head back with their boats as the day comes to an end in Mui Ne, Vietnam on May 12, 2013. (etherlore/Flickr)