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Archive: 2002
China's New Leaders
A rogues' gallery of the men picked to lead China into the new millennium
Nov. 18, 2002

The 16th Party Congress
As China's Party leadership prepares to select its new élite, TIME takes a look at the country which is changing around them
Nov. 11, 2002

Changing Places
Beijing's ancient hutongs are being torn up to build new apartments and skyscrapers—and an old way of life is dying out
Nov. 4, 2002

The Middle Kingdom's Middle Class
Inside the lives of China's new professionals
Nov. 4, 2002

Man on the Run
Cinematographer Christopher Doyle takes some candid snaps of Japan's cinematic maverick, Tadanobu Asano, on and off the set
Oct. 17, 2002

Bali in the Aftermath
Photos from the Indonesian island of Bali show a city reeling from destruction and mourning loss
Oct. 14, 2002

Art House
At Benesse House on Japan's tranquil Naoshima Island, life imitates art — or is it the other way around?
Oct. 10, 2002

Behind the Masks
Deciphering the enigma and history of Japanese Noh theater
Oct. 10, 2002

Bullets & Ballots: The Kashmir Elections
Kashmiris wield the ballot box to tackle the violence erupting in their land
Sep. 30, 2002

First Look: Asia's Hottest New Movies
A look at some of the best new Asian films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival
Sep. 23, 2002

Sri Lanka: Postcards from Tigerland
Life behind the battle lines of Sri Lanka's 19-year civil war
Sep. 16, 2002

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Find out how China's nouveau riche spend their time—and money. Days and nights with China's new élite
Sep. 16, 2002

First Look: Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill
TIME goes goes on the set of the American auteur's coming kung-fu epic, now filming in mainland China
Sep. 9, 2002

TIME's Asian Journey 2002: Strangers on a Train
For its annual Journey issue, TIME sent out some of Asia's top photographers to document life throughout the region on and off the rails. Check out individual photo essays from:
Pakistan | India | Southeast Asia | China | Korea | Japan
Aug. 2, 2002

Inside Korea's Pop Machine
Being a K-pop superstar isn't all ripped jeans and makeup. TIME takes a look behind the scenes of Korea's pop music machinery
Jul. 22, 2002

TIME On Assignment: Afghanistan Today
How does a country show off its fresh liberty? Photographers Alexandra Boulat, James Nachtwey, John Stanmeyer and Christopher Morris document Afghanistan's changing society
Jun. 18, 2002

Asia's Plastic Surgery Boom
Whether it's to get a better job, a better life, or just a better look, Asians are increasingly turning to plastic surgery. Sometimes, they get the looks of their dreams; but sometimes, it can be a living nightmare
Jul. 29, 2002

Burma: A Forgotten Land
With a thaw in relations between the ruling junta and the opposition, Burma is slowly opening up to the world
May 6, 2002

The Many Faces of Ayu
Like no J-pop star you've ever seen or heard, Ayumi Hamasaki rose to the top by controlling every aspect of her career and persona. Now she wants the world
March 18, 2002

Xinjiang: One Nation, Divided
Decades of repression and homogenization are making northwestern China's native Uighurs strangers in their own land
March 25, 2002

The Agony of Ahmedabad
Touched off by the torching of a train in Godhra, the country's worst violence between Hindus and Muslims in a decade leaves hundreds of victims-and a nation trembling for its future
March 4, 2002

A Pilgrim's Progress
Following a tumultuous year in the Islamic world, Muslims from around the globe go on the Hajj, and TIME joins them
Feb. 25, 2002

Portraits of a Changed Japan
From the streets of Tokyo to the farmlands of Kyushu, Japanese are coming to grips with their diminished futures
Feb. 11, 2002

The Making of a Hero
Zhang Yimou's martial-arts epic Hero has a boffo cast, a big budget, an award-winning crew — and the burden of Crouching Tiger. An exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse
Jan. 21, 2002

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