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An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

Photo of the Day: Getting A Whiff of the Flowers in Singapore

A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)
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A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

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Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.

Photo of the Day: Blushing Blossoms in Taiwan

Vibrant, pink flowers are in full bloom on trees in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 24, 2015. (喵_比比/Flickr)
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Vibrant, pink flowers are in full bloom on trees in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 24, 2015. (喵_比比/Flickr)

Top Art-World Thinkers: What Matters for Museums in the 21st Century?

Asia Society's new publication showcases predictions from officials at MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions on future of the museum.
Arts

Ahead of Asia Society New York's Jan. 29 book launch and panel discussion, directors of MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions discuss digital, Asia, and the future of the museum.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How the U.S. and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit

Policy

The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.

Photo of the Day: Standing Tall Amidst the Snow in Japan

A row of bare trees stands out in a landscape blanketed with snow in Hokkaido, Japan on January 6, 2015. (Tim Arai/Flickr)
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A row of bare trees stands out in a landscape blanketed with snow in Hokkaido, Japan on January 6, 2015. (Tim Arai/Flickr)

In Remote Myanmar, Orville Schell Finds a 'Fascinating and Contradictory Land'

A fisherman at sunset on the Irrawaddy River in northern Myanmar on December 28, 2013. (Diana Markosian/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In a contribution to the New York Times Travel section, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations reflects on his recent trip to Myanmar's far-flung Putao region.

In Images and Video, Visualizing China's Environmental Crisis

A screen grab from Jia Zhangke's recent short film 'Smog Journeys.'
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In a chilling new short film, Chinese director Jia Zhangke illustrates the subtle effects of China's air pollution on everyday life. Here are five other attempts to visualize China’s dire environmental crisis.

Photo of the Day: To Bright To Hide in India

A strawberry finch stands out like a beacon amidst green shrubbery in Gujrat, India on January 10, 2015. (Santanu Sen/Flickr)
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A strawberry finch stands out like a beacon amidst green shrubbery in Gujrat, India on January 10, 2015. (Santanu Sen/Flickr)