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#TBT: In 1982, Japanese Sixth Graders Star in Asia Society Documentary

Scene from a 1982 Asia Society documentary series on Japanese sixth graders. (Asia Society)
Education

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when American students learned about that their Japanese counterparts through a documentary series.

Photo of the Day: Locking Eyes in New Zealand

A fantail perches on a branch and looks straight at the camera in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on July 10, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)
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A fantail perches on a branch and looks straight at the camera in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on July 10, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)

Video: Battle of the Weibo Bots

The Great LOL of China episode 9: Social Media Madness
Current AffairsEducation

In the ninth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell laments all the fake "bot" followers his show is attracting. So he hits the streets of Beijing to dredge up real fans.

Photo of the Day: Straight Into the Ocean in Japan

A pier stretches far into the azure waters of Okinawa, Japan on June 15, 2015. (ManJia Li/Flickr)
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A pier stretches far into the azure waters of Okinawa, Japan on June 15, 2015. (ManJia Li/Flickr)

Interview: New Asia Society Museum Director on Why Art and Culture Are the 'Best Connectors' of People

Boon Hui Tan. (National Heritage Board)
Arts

Boon Hui Tan, the newly appointed VP for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, says "art and culture are some of the best connectors of people and communities."

Photo of the Day: Spiraling Downwards in China

A man walks down a spiraling staircase at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China on June 8, 2015. (arileu/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man walks down a spiraling staircase at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China on June 8, 2015. (arileu/Flickr)

Interview: The Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF) Comes to New York

From 'People’s Park' (J.P. Sniadecki)
Arts

In an interview with ChinaFile, Karin Chien and J.P. Sniadecki share about how they are bringing the best of Chinese independent film to New York.

Weekly Rewind: 60 Channels From a Yurt, 'Humans of New York' in Pakistan, and the World's First Solar-Powered Airport

This picture taken on July 8, 2015 shows 13-year-old jockey Purevsurengiin Togtokhsuren sitting on a motorbike next to his 'yurt' (R) after taking care of the horses in Khui Doloon Khudag, some 50 kms west of Ulan Bator. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Chaos in Concrete in India

Metal grills, glass panes and air conditioner units in a group of buildings form a chaotic pattern in Chennai, India on June 25, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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Metal grills, glass panes and air conditioner units in a group of buildings form a chaotic pattern in Chennai, India on June 25, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

#TBT: In 1991, Korean Dancers Have Moment of Zen...With a Paintbrush

Eunjin Hwang (L) and Sun Ock Lee performing
Arts

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 1991 Asia Society performance displayed Zen-like concentration by its Buddhist performers.