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#TBT: In 2002, Wenji Opera Explores Themes of Dislocation and 'Biculturalism'

A scene from the chamber opera Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute with actor Zhou Long (L) and actress Xiu Ying in 2002. (Jack Vartoogian/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2002 chamber opera documents the life of a Chinese poet who lived 1,800 years ago.

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

#TBT: In 2014, Hong Kong Kids Become K-Pop Stars

Children get a lesson in K-Pop dancing at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Family Day on November 9, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: when young kids at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Day busted a move.

Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.

#TBT: In 2014, DJ Spooky Meets Kevin Rudd

Incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd (R), former Prime Minister of Australia, and DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, share a light moment in September 2014 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A chance meeting at the 2014 opening of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot."

#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

#TBT: In 2001, 'Floating Box' Explores the Stories of Chinatown

A scene from 'Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown' in 2001. (Jack Vartoogian)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a 2001 chamber opera depicting a Chinese immigrant family in America. 

#TBT: In 2014, Mandarin Students Show Off Their Singing Chops

Students from Riverview International Academy perform at the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Current AffairsEducation

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 from the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles.

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Yemen

Beachgoers enjoy a dazzling sunset in the Yemeni port city of Aden. (Will De Freitas/Flickr)
Multimedia

Beachgoers enjoy a dazzling sunset in the Yemeni port city of Aden.

#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.