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Multimedia: Elementary Students Dubbed 'Brilliant Young Artists' for Nam June Paik-Inspired Exhibition

Student artists pose in the gallery in front of <i>4-2 D-2</i>. (Elsa Ruiz)
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A months-long project culminated on Thursday when children from four New York public schools saw their own work on the walls and the gallery floors of a major cultural institution.

Video: Experts Debate Mao's Legacy in China Today

Andrew G. Walder, Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell at a May 22 Asia Society panel (Asia Society)
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Author Andrew G. Walder joined Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell for a discussion on his new book 'China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed' and on the ways in which Mao's thinking is still ‎embedded in China's world view.

Book Excerpt: 'Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World' by Ian Bremmer

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"America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower should it be?" asks Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer in his new book.

Multimedia: For NYC Public School Students, Nam June Paik Inspires Robots and Prototype Suits

Detail of 'Futuristic Prototype Suit 87 – Type 1, 2, 3, & 4' in 'Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot' at Asia Society Museum, May 19–July 19, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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‘Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot’ opens on May 19, featuring art from New York City public school students. Read the story of how the exhibition came together.

Interview: How 'Frustrated Ideologue' Mao Zedong’s Failing Bureaucracy Derailed China

Children in Taiyuan, China in 2011 celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stanford sociologist Andrew G. Walder discusses his new book about how some of the worst man-made catastrophes in China's history were able to unfold.

Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
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Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.

#TBT: When Jacqueline Kennedy Gazed Upon 'Gods, Thrones, and Peacocks'

Jacqueline Kennedy with Asia House Gallery director Gordon Bailey Washburn. (Ben McCall)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Jacqueline Kennedy at Asia Society's Asia House Gallery.

Video: Why George Soros Considers Himself 'Typhoid Mary' in China

George Soros speaking at Asia Society in New York on April 30, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Billionaire George Soros discusses the hostile atmosphere toward civil society in China, and how authorities make it difficult for philanthropists like him to help those in need.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
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In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

#TBT: When Robert Frost Was a Featured Guest at an Asia Society Program in 1961

American poet Robert Frost, right, speaks with a guest at an homage to the Indian writer Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) in an Asia Society-sponsored program held in New York’s Town Hall in 1961. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: American poet Robert Frost as a featured guest at an Asia Society event in 1961 honoring Sir Rabindranath Tagore.