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30-Year Throwback: What Fodor's Was Saying About China Three Decades Ago

Two foreign tourists at the Great Wall of China circa 1984. (kattebelletje/Flickr)
Lifestyle

How much has changed in 30 years? "Bargaining is almost never done" and "There is no nightlife in China" are just two of the gems uncovered in a 1984 Fodor's guide to the PRC.

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)
Multimedia

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.

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

Policy

Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

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.

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).
Lifestyle

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.

Photos/Interview: Portraits of Cambodian Diaspora, from Cali to The Bronx

Shorty, 28, Killing Fields tattoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 2011. (Pete Pin)
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Cambodian American photographer Pete Pin is on a mission to document the lives and stories of refugees who left Cambodia at the end of the killing fields and settled in America.

A Farewell Message From Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai [Video]

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's final day at Asia Society is August 29, 2012. She joined the organization 22 years ago.
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On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization.

In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun [Photos]

A woman in a full-body wet suit for complete protection from the sun, in Chaoyang, China on July 5, 2012. (PCAuto)
Lifestyle

Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?

Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (ChinesePosters.net)
Lifestyle

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

On Weibo: Cultural Revolution Suicides

Lifestyle

Chinese netizens are seizing the opportunity to discuss for one of the first times the long-proscribed topic of the Cultural Revolution within the (seemingly) unmediated and open forum of the microblogging site Sina Weibo.