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Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens.

Why Some 'Brown Asians' Feel Left Out of the Asian American Conversation

(Marcela/Flickr)
Current Affairs

A recent video calling out racism against Asian Americans raised questions within the community about inclusion.

After the King: What's Next for Thailand?

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (L) is poised to replace his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyajev (R), atop Thailand's monarchy. Can he be a unifying force? (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The likely ascension of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to the throne raises uncomfortable questions for the Southeast Asian country.

Four Southeast Asian Writers Talk Language, Identity, and Culture

Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedon, Alfin Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang, and Harold Augenbraum participate in a discussion following a reading. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.

U.S. May Adopt More Cooperative Posture With Beijing on South China Sea, Analyst Says

Activists wearing monkey masks display placards during a rally against Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea, ahead of the year of the monkey at the Chinese consulate in Manila on February 5, 2016. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Yann-huei Song describes new developments in the South China Sea after an international tribunal rebuked Beijing's territorial claims.

Why ASEAN Continues To 'Make Haste Slowly'

(L to R) Daniel Russel, Rui Maria de Arujo, Kevin Rudd, and Albert Chua discuss ASEAN at Asia Society in New York on September 23, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Officials from the United States and ASEAN defend the Southeast Asian organization's "frustrating" consensus model.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.

Sarah Brown: Why Expanded Education Opportunity Is Key to Solving Global Challenges

Sarah Brown (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

A high-level panel convenes to discuss the ongoing challenges of combating antiquities looting. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The effort to safeguard cultural treasures from terrorist looting has become a high-priority international issue.

Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.