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Video: Watch the Wu Man Concert That Prompted New York Times Rave Review

Wu Man (L) onstage at Asia Society New York with members of The Knights on February 7, 2013.
Arts

In her New York Times review of Asia Society's Wu Man and The Knights concert, published today, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim cites "gutsy renditions" of classic pieces and the "exquisite expression" on stage.

Photo of the Day: In Full Bloom for Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

A vibrant plethora of flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on February 7, 2013. (Wendy Tang/Asia Society)
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A vibrant plethora of flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on February 7, 2013. (Wendy Tang/Asia Society)

Listen: 'I Sing Beijing' Makes Opera a Universal Language

A scene from the 'I Sing Beijing' highlights video. (YouTube)
Arts An international arts collaboration that bridges Brazil to Beijing and beyond, is now coming to New York.

Photo of the Day: Lunar New Year Wishes From Vietnam

A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
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A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallery: Hand-Drawn Indian Movie Posters Convey 'Passion, Power and Immediacy'

Ramachandraiah and Raju's poster for the 2012 Bollywood caper
Arts

Traveling in South India, filmmaker and blogger Andy Deemer discovered a kind of outsider art that is routinely dismissed as "urban blight."

Photo of the Day: Playing Peekaboo in The Philippines

A man peeks out through the window of his store in Bacolod, Philippines on February 7, 2013. (nkn/Flickr)
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A man peeks out through the window of his store in Bacolod, Philippines on February 7, 2013. (nkn/Flickr)

Interview: After Busan Biennale, Yale Art Historian Urges Art World to Think Local

Sung Hyo-sook,
Arts

Reflecting on his experience at the 2012 Busan Biennale in South Korea, art historian David Joselit shares his thoughts on the future of an increasingly globalized art world.

A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years."

Economic Reform in Myanmar: The Long Road Ahead

Myanmar farmers collect paddy seedlings from flooded fields to replant in Ayeyawaddy Division, outside Yangon, in August 2012. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Despite some promising reforms, economic conditions remain dire for the majority of people in Myanmar, cautions Asia Society Senior Advisor Sean Turnell.

Photo of the Day: Music from Kabul Reaches America

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)
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The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)