Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history.
"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.
Festivities commemorating Shravan, the holiest month of the Hindu calendar, are well underway in Nepal.
Mongolia's annual Naadam festival is renowned for its three sporting events: archery, horse racing, and wrestling.
On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.
This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.
It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.