Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's new book, Boxers & Saints, has been nominated for a National Book Award. It's the tale of a young Chinese boy and girl whose lives are upended by the Boxer Rebellion. Yang tells NPR's Petra Mayer that he was inspired by the controversial canonization of several Chinese saints in 2000.

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's new book, Boxers & Saints, has been nominated for a National Book Award. It's the tale of a young Chinese boy and girl whose lives are upended by the Boxer Rebellion. Yang tells NPR's Petra Mayer that he was inspired by the controversial canonization of several Chinese saints in 2000.

Watch every clip from #ConanKorea and follow Conan's journey with exclusive extras. CONAN OBRIEN IN KOREA TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD

Watch every clip from #ConanKorea and follow Conan's journey with exclusive extras. CONAN OBRIEN IN KOREA TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD

In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari describes the riots and massacres that ensued after Pakistan was established as a separate state, and how those tensions are still playing out.

India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari describes the riots and massacres that ensued after Pakistan was established as a separate state, and how those tensions are still playing out.

art by Christina Hagerfors // via NyTimes.com How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China

How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China

art by Christina Hagerfors // via NyTimes.com How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China

"In 1898 during the Boxer Rebellion a boy named Little Bao recruits an army of Boxers to rid China of foreign missionaries and soldiers who bully and rob Chinese peasants."

"In 1898 during the Boxer Rebellion a boy named Little Bao recruits an army of Boxers to rid China of foreign missionaries and soldiers who bully and rob Chinese peasants."

Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces stood at attention in front of the Presidential Palace. Atop their camels, they prepared for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi, India.

Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces stood at attention in front of the Presidential Palace. Atop their camels, they prepared for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi, India.

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