Interview: Eric Liu on the Chinese American Dream and ‘Hybrid’ Identity

Prior to his talk at Asia Society Northern California on July 29, Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, discusses what it means to be Chinese American today.

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Interview: Eric Liu on the Chinese American Dream and ‘Hybrid’ Identity

Prior to his talk at Asia Society Northern California on July 29, Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, discusses what it means to be Chinese American today.

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Photo of the Day: Nepal’s Multicolored Residential Plains 
Against Nepal’s mountainous skyline, multicolored residencies populate the land. (Eugene Kaspersk/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Nepal’s Multicolored Residential Plains

Against Nepal’s mountainous skyline, multicolored residencies populate the land. (Eugene Kaspersk/Flickr)

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Interview: Modi’s India Could Be a ‘Less Caring Society,’ Says Stanford Scholar 

In Narendra Modi’s India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, “structural violence” may replace “open violence” toward Muslims and other minorities.

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Interview: Modi’s India Could Be a ‘Less Caring Society,’ Says Stanford Scholar

In Narendra Modi’s India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, “structural violence” may replace “open violence” toward Muslims and other minorities.

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Photo of the Day: A Medley of Colorful Umbrellas in Laos
Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: A Medley of Colorful Umbrellas in Laos

Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)

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Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

Iranian American artist Shiva Ahmadi offers insight into “Lotus,” expanding on the work’s political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

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Photo of the Day: A Long Trek in India

A large group of people trek carrying personal belongings through Ladakh, India on July 10, 2014. (Christopher Michel/Flickr)

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Photo of the Day: A Long Trek in India

A large group of people trek carrying personal belongings through Ladakh, India on July 10, 2014. (Christopher Michel/Flickr)

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Photos: For Kazakh Herdsmen, Epic Cross-Desert Migration is Annual Rite of Summer

In pictures: Kazakh herdsmen signal the arrival of summer via their annual epic migration through the Gobi Desert.

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NEW DELHI, India — Madi is a bully. He has three-inch canines that glisten when he snarls.

And that’s a good thing, says his owner, Niraj.

Madi is a langur — a large, grey monkey with a black face and ears, endemic to South Asia.

Big and menacing, he’s able to scare off this city’s 30,000 smaller, red-faced rhesus monkeys, to protect the local human population from their naughty and dangerous antics.

Niraj earns his living hauling Madi around India’s capital on his bicycle to scare away monkeys that hang around parks, rob offices (really) and terrorize people.

It’s hard to over-emphasize this point: India’s rhesus monkeys are derelicts. They regularly steal food, alcohol, glasses, medical equipment, and clothes. They even break into cars.

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Busting a Move — Indian schoolgirls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses perform the “giddha” folk dance during their country’s Independence Day celebrations in Wagah on Monday.
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Busting a Move — Indian schoolgirls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses perform the “giddha” folk dance during their country’s Independence Day celebrations in Wagah on Monday.

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Photo of the Day: China’s Furry National Treasure

This giant panda, native to south central China, strolls through a park in Chengdu province, China on May 27, 2014. (Andrew and Annemarie/Flickr)

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Photo of the Day: China’s Furry National Treasure

This giant panda, native to south central China, strolls through a park in Chengdu province, China on May 27, 2014. (Andrew and Annemarie/Flickr)

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