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Time Lapse: Watch Eko Nugroho Paint His Epic Street-Inspired Mural

Eko Nugroho paints a mural at Asia Society Museum in New York. (Salvador Pantoja/Asia Society)
Arts

The acclaimed Indonesian artist makes the wall "a victim" of his painting.

Muslim Marine Hits the Streets of America to Spread Positivity About His Faith

Mansoor Shams speaks with passersby. (Mansoor Shams)
Current Affairs

Mansoor Shams explains why he had to "come out of his cave" to engage with other Americans about Islam.

The Big TPP Meeting in Chile, Explained

U.S. President Donald Trump shows the Executive Order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, January 23, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Pool-Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler tells us what to look for at the first big Asia-Pacific trade summit following the U.S. withdrawal from TPP.

The Removal of South Korea's President

 South Korean man reads extra edition newspaper reporting impeached President Park Geun-hye on March 10, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A Seoul court has upheld the conviction of Park Geun-hye, auguring changes for the country — and the region.

Singapore's Groundbreaking Carbon Pricing Scheme

Singapore Skyline (Wikimedia Commons)
Policy

The city-state's decision to tax greenhouse gases could serve as a template for the rest of Asia — and beyond.

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.