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How Tiananmen Sparked Desire For 'Spiritual Revolution' in China

Christian churchgoers attend a service in China. (Allen Li/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson and Ian Buruma discuss two pivotal events that caused many Chinese to look away from the state and toward religion.

China's Unlikely Religious Revival

(Thom Thai/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson's new book provides an in-depth look at a country struggling to find its moral center.

How Learning Chinese Helped Chad Lewis Succeed in the NFL

Chad Lewis poses with a group of middle school students in China. (Chad Lewis)
Current AffairsEducation

Three-time NFL pro-bowler describes how he learned Chinese and how the experience boosted his career as a professional athlete.

Video: Asian Americans Offer Advice to President Trump

Current Affairs

If you had 60 seconds with the 45th president, what would you say? We asked local Asian Americans to tell us — on camera.

Survey Shows Political and Religious Shifts Among Chinese Students in U.S.

A crowd gathers near Harvard University prior to a visit by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. (John MotternAFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsEducation

Studying in America seems to be transforming Chinese students' political, religious, and social outlooks — but not in a uniform direction.

Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi's 'Being the Other — The Muslim in India'

(Saeed Naqvi)
Arts

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the veteran Indian journalist remembers the first time he felt "otherized."

The Death of Pakistan's 'Living Saint'

Pakistani supporters of Abdul Sattar Edhi hold candles during a candlelight vigil in his memory in Lahore on July 10, 2016. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died on Friday at 88, rose above his country's divisions.

Interview: From Brothels to Beards, Bangladeshi Photographer Captures the Human Spirit

Bangladeshi man with a henna-dyed beard. (GMB Akash)
Multimedia

GMB Akash explains how he gains the trust of the underprivileged people he photographs and brings their stories to life.

Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."