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40 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Japan

Recently released photos show daily life in early 1900s Japan.
Multimedia

Recently released photographs from the New York Public Library show a Japan in the midst of rapid modernization.

#TBT: In 1929, John D. Rockefeller 3rd Stands Atop the Great Wall

John D. Rockefeller 3rd (far left), Professor Joseph Perkins Chamberlain of Columbia University (center), Hobart Young (second from right), and an unidentified man and woman on the Great Wall of China in 1929. (The Rockefeller Archive Center)
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: the 1929 trip that would later inspire the founding of Asia Society.

19 Colorized Postcards from Early 1900s China

Recently released photos show life in early 20th century China.
Current Affairs

The photographs, part of a new release from the New York Public Library, show daily life in the country during the early 20th century.

#TBT: In 2007, 'Kinsmen' Redefine Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath perform at Asia Society in New York in November 2007. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: when saxophonists of different backgrounds pulled together elements of Indian Carnatic music and American jazz.

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

#TBT: In 2011, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma Bow Down to One Another

Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma bow to eachother after a performance in Beijing on November 18, 2011. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: When Asia Society brought two titans of entertainment together in Beijing.

#TBT: Belly Dancer Performs at Asia House in 1972

Carolina Varga Dinicu performs at Asia Society in 1972. (Paul Cordes/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: a performance at an Asia House Gallery benefit in 1972.

#TBT: In 1971, High Schoolers Entranced by Indonesian Batik-making

High school students touring Asia Society's galleries in New York in 1971 absorb the art of Indonesian batik-making. (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: when high school students toured Asia Society's galleries in the early 70s.

#TBT: In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi Embraces Hillary Clinton

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) greets Aung San Suu Kyi before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
Current AffairsPolicy

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Myanmar's democracy icon appeared in Washington to signal a major political shift.

#TBT: In 2000, Chinese Premier Makes Promise to 'Visionary Entrepreneurs'

Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji speaks at Asia Society's 11th Annual Corporate Conference in Shanghai in May, 2000. (Wang Gangfeng/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent 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: when Zhu Rongji spoke at an Asia Society Corporate Conference.