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Photo of the Day: A Snowy Morning in the Forbidden City

On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
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On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

Arts

Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

Photo of the Day: Cycling Through the Snow in Japan

A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)
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A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)

Interview: Jamie Metzl on Why Chinese Snowboarders Will Be Significant

Jamie Metzl at Asia Society's eighth annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)

AsiaBlog checks in with Asia Society's multitasking former Executive Vice President for news of his activities and his views on Asian news stories to watch out for in 2014 — starting with the Sochi Olympics.

Interview: Why Business Leaders Should Take a Big-Picture View of Trade Policy

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Policy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's first Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his views on why business leaders should follow international trade negotiations — even on issues with no obvious near-term implications for their companies.

Photo of the Day: An Intricate Temple in Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo Seastres)
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The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo Seastres)

Interview: Photographing the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Lights illuminate the Kowloon Walled City at night. Originally a Chinese fort, the Walled City became a crowded residential dwelling after the British occupation of Hong Kong, and was ultimately demolished in 1993. (Greg Girard)
Lifestyle

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the notorious Hong Kong enclave that was torn down just over 20 years ago.

Video: Parsing Poll Results and More, Experts Gaze Into India's Future

L to R: Milan Vaishnav (on monitor), Sadanand Dhume, Shikha Dalmia, and Arvind Panagariya at Asia Society New York on February 4, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

As India's 2014 election campaign heats up, analysts speculate about what the country will look like if the current front-runner, Narendra Modi, ends up winning.

Photo of the Day: Striking a Holy Pose in Nepal

A Hindu sadhu (holy man) poses near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 30, 2014. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu sadhu (holy man) poses near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 30, 2014. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Excerpt: CNN's Fareed Zakaria Senses 'New Sense of Nationhood' in India

Voters line up outside a polling station in Kolkata for the Indian general election in May 2009. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Is India even a country?" asks the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, adding, "It's not an outlandish question."