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Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (ChinesePosters.net)
Lifestyle

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

Photo of the Day: Down by the Riverside in Bangladesh

Mayadip Islanders arrive across the Meghna River from mainland Sonargaon, Bangladesh's ancient capital on July 2, 2012. (The Advocacy Project/Flickr)
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Mayadip Islanders arrive across the Meghna River from mainland Sonargaon, Bangladesh's ancient capital on July 2, 2012. (The Advocacy Project/Flickr)

Interview: Filmmaker Andrew Hinton Captures Day in the Life of Indian Striver

Filmmaker Andrew Hinton's short documentary 'Amar' has won multiple awards at international film festivals.
Multimedia

Watch the award-winning short documentary about an Indian teenager who excels at school, dreams of professional cricket and feeds his family.

Photo of the Day: A Florist Lost in Thought in Singapore

A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant
Multimedia

A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant "Little India" on July 9, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Photo of the Day: Getting Into the Weekend in Laos

Multimedia

A driver waiting for customers in his tuk-tuk, an automobile rickshaw, in Vientiane, Laos on February 18, 2012. (Franc Pallarès López/Flickr)

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Take Position on Afghanistan's Future

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S. Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan on April 27, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/U.S. Marine Corps Official Page/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Initiative releases its position paper reflecting the common person's yearning for Afghanistan's development prior to the upcoming Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.

Going, Going, Gone: Five of Asia's Most Endangered Languages

Japanese tourist with two Ainu in Hokkaido, date unknown. (Sgt. Steiner/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.

Powerless Media=Powerless Citizens, Says China Youth Daily Editorial

A Chinese policeman stops photojournalists from taking pictures in Beijing. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Tapping into widespread public frustration with corruption among government officials, advocates of press freedom in China seem to have found an effective tool with which to ally citizens to the journalistic cause.

Asia Society Global Council Member Tommy Koh: Safe Water is a 'Human Right'

Clean drinking water from rainwater harvesting tank in Tilonia, India. (Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia/Flickr)
Policy

700 million people in Asia don't have access to safe drinking water. In a Straits Times op-ed, Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh proposes solutions for a looming crisis.