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Video: Sean Leow on China's Bottom-Up Surge in Creativity

Sean Leow, co-founder of the Shanghai agency NeochaEDGE, at Asia Society New York on March 9, 2012.
Multimedia

Sean Leow, co-founder of NeoEDGE, discusses China's emerging creative community, and the "neo-traditionalist" style taking hold there.

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia

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Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia on March 22, 2012. (Romel Jacinto /Flickr)

A Hip Hop Dance Response to Japan's 2011 Disaster

Arts

Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.

Photos/Video: Desperately Seeking Spirituality in Lahore

The faithful come in all forms in a Lahore shrine dedicated to a Sufi saint. (Usman Malik)
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Photographer Usman Malik captures a side of Pakistani culture that many urban English-speaking Pakistanis are unfamiliar with.

Photo of the Day: Nepalese Marionettes

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Traditional marionettes hanging in a store in Bagmati, Nepal on March 11, 2012. (Keso/Flickr)

Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Avoiding 'Sabotage' in Myanmar

Prime Minister of Myanmar Thein Sein addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28, 2009. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Policy

Conservatives in Myanmar may push back against reforms, says U.S. diplomat Priscilla Clapp, and President Thein Sein will need to be a strong leader to rebuff them.

Fact, Fiction and the News Out of China

Artist Ai Weiwei holds a webcam that he was reportedly ordered by Chinese police to disconnect, at his home in Beijing on April 5, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses Ai Weiwei, Mike Daisey, Bo Xilai, Neil Heywood and the "blurry divide" between real and unreal in recent China news.

Book Excerpt: 'Lulu in the Sky' by Loung Ung

Lulu in the Sky, the latest book from Loung Ung.
Arts

Lulu in the Sky is the latest book from Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child. Ung will appear at Asia Society New York on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm.

Hey World, Watch Out for China's 'Middleweight' Cities

East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. (Peter Garnhum/Flickr)
Lifestyle

According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, in just a little over a decade one-third of all Chinese cities will contribute to almost 30 percent of total global growth.

Gross National Happiness vs. Gross Domestic Product

Bhutan has been rated the happiest country in Asia. (Michael Foley Photography/Flickr)
Policy

While the U.N. debates the merits of Bhutan's way of thinking, Asia Society's Andrew Billo writes that wellbeing and happiness in Southeast Asia can only be achieved by avoiding resource depletion.