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Lost at Sea: Four Famous Shipwrecks Waiting To Be Discovered

Changsha ewers artifacts trapped in a coral concretion on the top of the wreck mound. Items from the Belitung shipwreck can be seen at Asia Society Museum's 'Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia' exhibition. (Michael Flecker)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"Today, dozens of historically significant ships that sit in the vast depths around the world preserve rich tales of history."

NYT Correspondent: Substantive Political Change in China Unlikely Anytime Soon

Edward Wong speaks at Asia Society in New York on February 28, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ed Wong discussed the country's "adaptive authoritarianism" in an event at Asia Society.

Rana Foroohar on How Finance's Growth Is Bad for Business

Rana Foroohar speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In this interview, the Turkish-American journalist also tells Asia Blog what disturbs her about the Trump administration.

Former Taiwan President: Student Exchanges Could Be Key to Peace With China

Ma Ying-jeou (L) speaks with Jerome Cohen at Asia Society in New York on March 1, 2017. (Sasha Schell)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ma Ying-jeou says young people from mainland China and Taiwan should "get to know each other."

How Learning Chinese Helped Chad Lewis Succeed in the NFL

Chad Lewis poses with a group of middle school students in China. (Chad Lewis)
Current AffairsEducation

Three-time NFL pro-bowler describes how he learned Chinese and how the experience boosted his career as a professional athlete.

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

Video: The 'Trilemma' of Shifting Taiwanese Identity

Taiwanese people wave the national flag during a gathering on the square by the Presidential Office in Taipei to celebrate the island's National Day in 2005. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

Author Syaru Shirley Lin discusses the consolidation of Taiwanese identity and its implications for relations between Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Photos: The People in Asia Who Don't Love Valentine's Day

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017.
Current Affairs

While the holiday has become hugely popular across Asia, some associate it with cultural or religious imperialism. 

Our Picks From Around Asia: Driverless Cars, Nationalism in China, and Murakami's Obsession With Food

The author Haruki Murakami uses cooking, food, and restaurants as major plot devices in his stories. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Sectors 'Ripe for Investment' in India

Mini Roy (L) and Rishi Chugh discuss investment in India at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Business experts discuss the economic and political trends affecting foreign investment in India.