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#TBT: When the Japanese Prime Minister Sang Elvis and Wore A Cowboy Hat

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi dons a cowboy hat gifted to him by Asia Society. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

At Asia Society Australia in 2002, Junichiro Koizumi lamented, “Since I became prime minister, I gave up falling in love.”

#TBT: Burmese National Theater Makes Historic U.S. Visit in 1975

Dancers from the Burmese National Theater collaborate with American dancers at the Martha Graham Studio in New York during a historic U.S. visit in 1975. (Dan Sterbling)
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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: dancers from the Burmese National Theater teach American students at the legendary Martha Graham's New York studio.

#TBT: Why Asia in 1984 Wasn't Like Asia in '1984'

Asia Society President Robert B. Oxnam greets visitors at an Asia Society New York open house in 1984. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: an Asia Society open house in 1984 defies George Orwell's dystopian vision.

#TBT: Yao Ming (and a Miniature Shovel) Help Asia Society Break Ground in Houston in 2008

NBA star Yao Ming, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and other dignitaries break ground for the Asia Society Texas Center on May 15, 2008. (Richard J. Carson/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: Yao Ming helps Asia Society Texas Center break ground in 2008.

Watch: Take a Trip Down China's Stunning Li River, Muse for Poets and Painters

A villager rows a bamboo raft carrying tourists for sightseeing on the Lijiang River in Yangshuo County of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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At 270 miles long, the Li River is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mile stretch of river between the southwestern cities of Guilin and Yangshuo.

#TBT: I. M. Pei Wearing His Iconic Eyeglasses at New York's Waldorf Astoria in 2004

Eileen and I. M. Pei at a New York Annual Dinner (Elsa Ruiz)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: I. M. Pei and his wife Eileen at the Asia Society Annual Dinner in 2004.

#TBT: Bill Clinton Speaks at Asia Society's Annual Dinner in 2003

2003 Osborn Elliott Prize winner Elisabeth Rosenthal (L) with, from left, Joe Klein, former Asia Society Chairman Richard Holbrooke and President Bill Clinton. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Bill Clinton speaks at Asia Society's Annual Dinner in 2003.

#TBT: George W. Bush Celebrates Asia Society's 50th Anniversary in 2006

George W. Bush meets Asia Society President Vishakha Desai in 2006. (Paul Morse/White House)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: George W. Bush's 2006 visit.

#TBT: In 1987, Philippine President Corazon Aquino Quips About Women in Politics

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1987. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

A year after ending the two decade rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ first female president jokes that ‘anything you can do I can do better.’

#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.