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Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

Arts

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.

Interview: Japanese American Grant Ujifusa Defied Odds in Face of Historic U.S. Error

This monument at the Manzanar National Historic Site in California was established to commemorate the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. (manyhighways/flickr)
Policy

Meet the key individual behind official U.S. acknowledgment of the injustice done to Japanese Americans in WWII. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 20.

Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.

Video: Looking Back, Irish Korean War Veterans Revisit Battleground 60 Years Later

Irish veterans revisited a Korean battlefield in April 2013 through a program sponsored by South Korea's government. (Asia Society Korea Center)
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As 12 Irish veterans of the Korean War return to South Korea 60 years after the end of the war, one of them reflects on his visit in an exclusive interview with Asia Society Korea Center.

Video: Emotions Run High As Activist is Slain in Bangladesh

As protestors in Bangladesh continue to call for a 1971 Liberation War criminal to receive the death penalty, opponents slew an activist behind the Shahbag protest in Dhaka. People leave messages next to a picture of slain activist Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo on Facebook.
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As protestors in Bangladesh's capital continue to rally for capital punishment of a 1971 Liberation War criminal, opponents retaliate by slaying an activist blogger.

Photos: Across Generations, Bangladeshis Unite to Demand a Death Sentence

Protestors in the Shahbag area in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrange lit candles to form the number 71 in Bangla, signifying the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. (Naorose Bin Ali)
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After a week of protests in Bangladesh calling for the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.

From Jaipur to Kolkata to Tamil Nadu, Freedom of Expression Issues Roil India

Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy speaking at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival on January 26, 2013. (DSC Jaipur Literature Festival)
Arts

Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy faced a police inquiry into his remarks about caste and corruption at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival — but his isn't an isolated case.

Photos: Lahore Christians Put Local Spin on Holiday Rituals

An elderly woman singing along with a Christmas carol at Dhala United Methodist Church, Lahore, Pakistan in December 2011. (Nushmia Khan)
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Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a sometimes embattled religious minority.

Pakistan's Moment is Near — but Will Anyone Care?

Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri gather at a protest rally in Islamabad after the government ignored his ultimatum to disband parliament on January 15, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical.

Interview: Qing Historian on Past Political Drama and Current Political Debate

Stephen R. Platt (Michael Lionstar)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom interviews 'Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom' author Stephen R. Platt.