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Asia Society Online Looking for Fall 2014 Interns

One of the many intern cubicles located around the Asia Society New York headquarters. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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Check out these exciting Fall 2014 internship opportunities with the Web team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.

Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.
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In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

Asia Society Online Looking for Summer 2014 Interns

Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.
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Check out these exciting Summer 2014 internship opportunities with the online team at Asia Society's New York headquarters.

The Scholar-Spy Who Saw Tibet's Densatil Monastery in All Its Glory

A historic photograph of the Densatil Monastery taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. Image courtesy of David Holler.
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How the "Great Game," the 19th-century imperial rivalry between Great Britain and Russia that stretched across Asia, may have touched on the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Museum through May 18, 2014.

Video: Introducing Parnashavari, A Fierce-Looking Healer Dressed in Leaves

Featured in Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Parnashavari is a Tibetan Buddhist deity known for her ability to heal injury and cure disease.
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Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum's new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.

Interview: Photographer Sheds Light on 'Inner Face' of Bangladesh's Gay Community

Gazi Nafis Ahmed's latest documentary series,
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In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
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The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

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Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

Interview: Jamie Metzl on Why Chinese Snowboarders Will Be Significant

Jamie Metzl at Asia Society's eighth annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob)

AsiaBlog checks in with Asia Society's multitasking former Executive Vice President for news of his activities and his views on Asian news stories to watch out for in 2014 — starting with the Sochi Olympics.