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When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.

Multimedia: Arts Leaders See Technology, Greater Inclusiveness as Key Factors in 21st-Century Museums

Richard Armstrong, Melissa Chiu, Tom Finkelpearl, and Peggy Loar at Asia Society New York on January 29, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

At the launch event for Asia Society's latest publication, the heads of the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs discussed museum education, diversity, technology, and the rise of museums in Asia.

Photo of the Day: Blanketed in Mist in China

A picturesque forest is covered in the morning mist in Guangxi, China on February 1, 2015. (Vern Fong/Flickr)
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A picturesque forest is covered in the morning mist in Guangxi, China on February 1, 2015. (Vern Fong/Flickr)

Slideshow: National Geographic Lensman Gets Up Close and Personal with Asia's Endangered Animals

Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the twin giant panda cubs (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. (Joel Sartore Photography)
ArtsSustainability

Photographer Joel Sartore is on a quest to document every captive species on earth. Here's a look at just a few of the 4,000 he's photographed so far. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center this Sunday, February 8.

Photo of the Day: Leaping Through the Air in Thailand

A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)
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A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)

Photos: Expat Writer Documents Life in a Chinese Village Called Wasteland

The village of Wasteland, in northeastern China. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Photos by author Michael Meyer illustrate the transition from tradition to modernity that much of rural China is experiencing. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 18.

Photo of the Day: Fiery Red Reflections in Vietnam

Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Interview: Music From Japan's Mari Ono Reflects on a Four-Decade Musical Legacy

Music From Japan Executive Director Mari Ono (L) with Founder and Artistic Director Naoyuki Miura (R) in 1993. (Ken Howard)
Arts

Ahead of two starry concerts this weekend at Asia Society, Music From Japan's Executive Director looks back on 40 years of commissioning and presenting.

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Video: ChinaFile Editor Sees 'Cyber Sovereignty' as Another Brick in the Great Firewall

A netizen surfs the web at an Internet cafe in Yichang city, Hubei province. (Yi Chang—Imagine China/Zuma Press)
Current Affairs

Appearing on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Jonathan Landreth explains what's driving Beijing's severe new crackdown on access to the Internet.