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Chinese Artist Challenges Gender Identities through 'Experimental Relationship'

The King Under Me, 2011, Digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches. (Pixy Yijun Liao)
Arts

Pixy Yijun Liao discusses her photography series featuring herself and her Japanese boyfriend, and how she aims to flip traditional gender expectations.

China's Unnerving Economic Transition

A Chinese day trader plays cards with others as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What does the "end of the Chinese miracle" means for the country's economy, government, and society? A conversation with the Financial Times' Jamil Anderlini.

Japan Is Leading the Global Trend Toward Simplicity

Stacks of colorful basics at Uniqlo. (Kiwi He/Flickr)
Arts

These brands are making the most of the "less is more" mindset — but not everyone is on board.

India Finance Minister Bullish on Country's Economic Prospects

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers an address at Asia Society New York on Monday, in a program that also featured Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun Kumar Sing, CII President Naushad Forbes, and Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Finance Shaktikanta Das. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

In an appearance at Asia Society New York, Arun Jaitley addressed challenges to India's economy but maintained his optimism that rapid growth will continue.

Arun Jaitley: Indian Government Ready to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd meets with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 7, 2016 at The Growth Net Summit in New Delhi.  (Ananta Center)
Policy

The Indian finance minister affirmed his country's interest in expanding regional trade opportunities during a conversation with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd.

For Classic Japanese Theater Form Kyogen, 'Tradition Is Not Fixed'

Kyogen master Nomura Manzo IX performs his craft which he learned from his father and grandfather.
Arts

Japanese Kyogen is a rare form of classic theater that lends itself well to modern interpretation while still maintaining its 600 year-old spirit.

Jin Liqun: 'Vast Room for Cooperation' Between AIIB and World Bank

(Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The head of the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank discussed the fledgling institution with Kevin Rudd at an Asia Society event in Washington, D.C.

#CultureUnderThreat Task Force Recommends Steps to Combat 'Cultural Crimes'

On March 31, 2016, a photographer holds his picture of the Temple of Bel taken on March 14, 2014 in front of the remains of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State group jihadists in September 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A new report by a task force established to address antiquities trafficking in the Middle East lays out recommendations for governments, NGOs, and private stakeholders.

Why Language Immersion Works Well for Young Children

(Clipp2nd/Flickr)

Research shows that learning a second language as a young child provides lifelong benefits.

Why Jack Ma Is More Forrest Gump Than Steve Jobs

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba is one of the world's most successful businessmen. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From failed college exams to filing for an IPO, 'Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built' details the famous businessman's rise to the top.