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Interview: Meet Wu Tong, China's Musical Polymath

Wind virtuoso Wu Tong performs at Asia Society New York on March 19, 2015. (Courtesy of Wu Tong)
Arts

Get to know Wu Tong — a master of the sheng, a Chinese wind instrument; a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and the frontman for Lunhui, a pioneering rock band — ahead of his March 19 performance at Asia Society New York.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.

Photo of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel in Thailand

A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)
Multimedia

A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
Arts

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition
Multimedia

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Stealing Honey in Japan

A brown-eared Bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)
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A brown-eared bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)

Private Schools, on the Rise in China, Are Now in Beijing's 'Crosshairs'

January 21, 2015, children dressed in uniform sing after raising the national flag at the Beichuan Red army elementary school. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

A contentious debate within China's government may result in private schools being brought under greater ideological control, writes Karla Simon.

Photo of the Day: A Smoky Ritual in India

A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)
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A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)

#TBT: Thai Queen Sirikit's 1985 Visit to Asia Society

Thai Queen Sirikit meets Blanchette Rockefeller at Asia Society. (Robert Glick)
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: Thai Queen Sirikit.

18 Stunning Photos of Asia from Smithsonian.com's 2014 Photo Contest

Young Buddhist novices play in Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar. Photograph by Sergio Carbajo Rodriguez. (Smithsonian.com)
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From the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Myanmar to rice fields near China’s Yulong River, see Asia from a new frame of reference.