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Orville Schell Remembers Lee Kuan Yew and His 'Alternative to the Messiness of Liberal Democracy'

Hospital staff mourn the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outside the Singapore General Hospital on March 23, 2015. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Asia Society's Orville Schell describes how Singapore's founding father both forged a country and influenced much of the rest of Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Tranquil Sunset in the Philippines

A lone boat rests peacefully on still water against the setting sun in Bohol, Philippines on March 10, 2015. (Ilya/Flickr)
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A lone boat rests peacefully on still water against the setting sun in Bohol, Philippines on March 10, 2015. (Ilya/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Beguiling Stare in Vietnam

A puppy looks up beguilingly at the camera in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (Ciao Ho/Flickr)
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A puppy looks up beguilingly at the camera in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (Ciao Ho/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A City in Motion in Thailand

Constantly moving strips of car headlights embody the essence of city life in Bangkok, Thailand on March 14, 2015. (Wasin Waeosri/Flickr)
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Constantly moving strips of car headlights embody the essence of city life in Bangkok, Thailand on March 14, 2015. (Wasin Waeosri/Flickr)

Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.
Multimedia

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Remembering Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

In a picture taken on June 5, 1959 Lee Kuan Yew, leader of People's Action Party poses after winning the elections in Singapore. Lee served as prime minister from 1959, when Singapore gained self-rule from colonial ruler Britain, until he stepped down in 1990 in favor of his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in turn handed power to Lee Hsien Loong in 2004. (Terence Khoo/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society staff, friends and family share their thoughts on the passing of "a visionary and a radical thinker."

#TBT: Lee Kuan Yew Speaks at 1994 Asia Society Conference

Then-Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks at 1994 event in Singapore.
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: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Photo of the Day: Breakfast by the Road in Vietnam

An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)
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An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel in Thailand

A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)
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A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
Arts

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.