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Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.

South Asian Americans Find a Shared Space, and Solidarity, Onstage in New York City

Participants and performers in the 2012
Arts

With music, dance, and quite a lot of laughs, Unification commemorates the 65th anniversary of partition.

Multimedia: Celebrating India, Bollywood Style

Aamir Khan in a scene from the Oscar-nominated movie 'Lagaan' (2001).
Multimedia

Bollywood has a rich history of celebrating patriotism through movies and music that highlight India. Here's a look at a few haunting classics and some foot-tapping contemporary songs that pay homage.

Photo of the Day: Twilight at Kosgoda Beach, Sri Lanka

Twilight at Kosgoda Beach, Sri Lanka on December 24, 2010. (Himash De Silva/Flickr)
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Twilight at Kosgoda Beach, Sri Lanka on December 24, 2010. (Himash De Silva/Flickr)

Interview/Gallery: Innovative New Publisher Readies India for Its Indie Comics Moment

Volumes Two and Three of 'Comix.India,' a black-and-white anthology of alternative comics launched in 2010.
Arts

Artists Bharath Murthy and Kailash Iyer are taking advantage of crowd-sourcing and up-to-the-minute publishing technology to build an Indian audience for alternative comics.

Slideshow: A Glimpse of Pakistan on its 65th Birthday

An old man in patriotic garb at the Wagah border. (Imtiaz Ahmed/Flickr)
Multimedia

As the country celebrates its 65th Independence Day on August 14, we take a brief look at the places and people from around Pakistan that make up the Land of the Pure.

To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
Education

"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."

Photo of the Day: Standing Guard in Taipei

A striped cat sits stock-still and watchful on May 6, 2012 in Taipei. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A striped cat sits stock-still and watchful on May 6, 2012 in Taipei. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Pause in Post-Earthquake Iran

A man squats in the wreckage of his home in Baje-Baj, Iran after twin earthquakes hit the country's northwestern region on August 11, 2012. (Atta Kenare/Getty Images)
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A man squats in the wreckage of his home in Baje-Baj, Iran after twin earthquakes hit the country's northwestern region on August 11, 2012. (Atta Kenare/Getty Images)

Slideshow: 15 Unforgettable Images of Asian Olympians at London 2012

Qiushuang Huang of China competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around on August 2, 2012. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Already feeling post-Olympics blues? No more finish times to discuss? Fear not! Here's a look back at some of the iconic, gravity-defying and emotional Asian images from the London Olympics.