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Interview: Punk Music and Protest in China and Russia

Wu Hao, guitarist for Beijing-based indie-punk band SUBS, performs at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, May 2009. (Josh Chin/Flickr)
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Fascinating things happen, the Pussy Riot trial reminds us, when music is used to give the finger to a stagnant government — especially an authoritarian one.

Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)
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"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Connects with the Women of Gujarat, India

A Gujarati woman and a child. (Ellen Kaplowitz)
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Globetrotting photographer Ellen Kaplowitz tells Asia Blog, "I've learned a lot from the people I've photographed," and has the pictures to prove it.

Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China's Rise Underestimated 'Power of the People'

CBS News correspondent Dan Rather arrives in Beijing in Feb. 1972. (Courtesy Ed Fouhy)
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The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."

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.
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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.

Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering 'Booming' Asia [Video]

Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama at his residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, in July 2007. (DanRather.com)
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In part four of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years.

Dan Rather on the Biggest Story He's Covered in Asia [Video]

Dan Rather Reporting from Beijing, 1989 (Dan Rather/CBS News)
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In part three of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses what he considers to be the most important story he's reported on from Asia. The answer may surprise you.

Interview: Filmmaker Daniel Hsia Plays With Cultural Assumptions in 'Shanghai Calling'

'Shanghai Calling' star Daniel Henney (L) on-set with director Daniel Hsia (R). (Gao Yuping)
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Asia Society's La Frances Hui talks to Hsia, the Chinese American director and writer whose new romantic comedy opens the 35th Asian American International Film Festival this week in New York.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Documents Rugged Lives of Kazakh Eagle Hunters

48-year-old Kazakh hunter Elik with his 6-year-old eagle. (Palani Mohan)
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Palani Mohan's spectacular new black and white photos capture the lives, families and homes of nomadic eagle hunters in remote western Mongolia.

Dan Rather on His Intro to Asia: Shock Troops in India and Vietnam's 'Jungle Hell'

Dan Rather, war correspondent. (danrather.com)
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In part two of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses his first assignments in Asia — wars in India and Vietnam in the mid-1960s, that he admits he was "ill-prepared" to cover.