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How Tiananmen Sparked Desire For 'Spiritual Revolution' in China

Christian churchgoers attend a service in China. (Allen Li/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson and Ian Buruma discuss two pivotal events that caused many Chinese to look away from the state and toward religion.

#TBT: In 1971, Japanese Performers Brings Ancient Shinto Masked Dances to the United States

Ancient Shinto masked dances of the Edo Festival Troupe, Tokyo, marked the resumption of Asia Society's Performing Arts Program in 1971. (Asia Society)

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 1971 Asia Society performance series featured a "living cultural treasure" from Japan.