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Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.
Lifestyle

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.

Photo of the Day: Colorful Rooftops in Ulaanbaatar

In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012.
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In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

To Understand China, Does It Help To Be From Minnesota?

An overcast day over the old and new China. (**Maurice**/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom contemplates whether U.S. reporters and writers from Minnesota who cover China well are stealing the mantle from the previous leader, Missouri.

Book Review: 'Midnight in Peking' by Paul French

Arts

Maura Cunningham writes that French "elegantly recreates the world of Old Peking" as he tries to make sense of the bizarre unsolved murder of a 19-year-old British girl in 1937 Beijing.

Interview: Syracuse Talks Show North Korea Wants to 'Engage the World in a New Way'

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 10, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel as he inspects Korean People's Army Navy Unit 123 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Charles K. Armstrong says a conference attended by a North Korea nuclear envoy showed the country is continuing to implement, and even accelerating negotiation efforts put in motion before the death of Kim Jong Il.

Interview: Photographer Palani Mohan Captures Hong Kong on iPhone [Photos]

Multimedia "Walking the city with only a mobile phone makes you invisible as a photographer, enabling you to get close to your subject," he said.

Photos: Vanishing Cultures Project Captures Threatened Tibetan Traditions

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The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.

Photo of the Day: Bows and Purses, Mongolia

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"Gender relations start early," comments Jeremy Weate on his photo of two young children playing in Mongolia on November 6, 2011. (Jeremy Weate /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Lake Healing in Avarga Toson, Mongolia

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Mineral water lake in Avarga Toson, about 200 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia in the Summer 2008. The water and mud from this region are used for treating various illnesses. (Khulan Davaadorj, Asia Society Member)