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Weekly Rewind: Thailand's 'Tear-Jerker' Ads, China's Nouveau Riche, and Picking New Zealand's Flag

Soldiers parade in front of the mausoleum of late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, as the communist regime celebrates its 70th anniversary in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Asia Society and the Philippines: Six Decades of 'Close Links'

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1986. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

From presidents to priceless gold, a look back at the organization's history of engagement with Philippine business, politics, arts, and society.

Who Is Xi Jinping? Introducing the Asia Society Podcast

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags in Berlin on March 28, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The first episode of the Asia Society Podcast explores the man that some have labeled the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.

Weekly Rewind: Mobile Games for Conservation, A Look at Yemen, and Taiwan's 'Rainbow Grandpa'

Smoke billows following air-strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a weapons depot at a military airport, currently controlled by Yemeni Shiite Huthi rebels, in the capital Sanaa on August 20, 2015.  (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Weekly Rewind: 60 Channels From a Yurt, 'Humans of New York' in Pakistan, and the World's First Solar-Powered Airport

This picture taken on July 8, 2015 shows 13-year-old jockey Purevsurengiin Togtokhsuren sitting on a motorbike next to his 'yurt' (R) after taking care of the horses in Khui Doloon Khudag, some 50 kms west of Ulan Bator. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1991, Korean Dancers Have Moment of Zen...With a Paintbrush

Eunjin Hwang (L) and Sun Ock Lee performing
Arts

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 1991 Asia Society performance displayed Zen-like concentration by its Buddhist performers.

Interview: From Brothels to Beards, Bangladeshi Photographer Captures the Human Spirit

Bangladeshi man with a henna-dyed beard. (GMB Akash)
Multimedia

GMB Akash explains how he gains the trust of the underprivileged people he photographs and brings their stories to life.

Weekly Rewind: Rap in China, Tokyo Without Ads, and Rebuilding Nepal

A boy looks back while walking past graffiti on a wall in a street in Beijing. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1972, Radio Guests Let Their Sarods Do the Talking

On Asia Society’s “Window on Asia” radio program in 1972, Lee Graham interviews Dr. Willard Rhodes about Indian played by Vasant Rai (L), accompanied by Donald Heller (R). (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 a 1972 Asia Society radio show treated listeners to classic Indian music on sarod instruments.

Interview: How 'Peer Pressure' is Spurring Philanthropy in Asia

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu (Wenchi Yu)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu describes the changing landscape for Asian philanthropy and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in China.