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Rural 'Eco-Museum' in China Preserves a Song Tradition, and a People's Culture

A children's singing lesson in Dimen. The Dong people's singing is part of a centuries-old vocal tradition that was cited as
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A one-of-a-kind village museum in China is countering the effects of mass communication and modernity on a venerable musical tradition. Concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Photo of the Day: A Striking Portrait in Bhutan

An old man sits beside an old bell in Chimi Lhakgang, Bhutan on May 1, 2014. (Stephen Wolfe/Flickr)
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An old man sits beside an old bell in Chimi Lhakgang, Bhutan on May 1, 2014. (Stephen Wolfe/Flickr)

Reporting from Asia, 'Oz Prize' Winners, Finalists Overcame Multiple Challenges

L to R: Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal reporter Preetika Rana, Jason Szep of Reuters, and New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta at Asia Society New York on June 18, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Reuters reporters Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall were honored at an event that highlighted both the difficulties and the rewards of long-form investigative reporting in Asia.

Interview: Ian Bremmer on Asia's Place in a 'G-Zero World'

Eurasia Group president and founder Ian Bremmer.
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"The implications of a vacuum of global leadership are enormous," says Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer. "It’s already playing out today." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on June 24.

Star Singers, Fast-Growing Repertory Reflect China's Booming Interest in Western Opera

Soprano Ying Huang, who created the leading roles in new works such as Tan Dun's
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With jet-setting artists and a trail of co-productions from Salzburg to Bayreuth, China's opera craze is big news for New York or Chicago or San Francisco as much as Beijing and Shanghai.

Photo of the Day: The Golden Pagoda in Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a majestic landmark and continues to be a popular tourist destination in Yangon, Myanmar. (Eugene Phoen/Flickr)
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The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a majestic landmark and continues to be a popular tourist destination in Yangon, Myanmar. (Eugene Phoen/Flickr)

Interview: Covering the Plight of Myanmar's 'Stateless' and 'Vulnerable' Rohingya

Rohingya women wait to be treated outside a clinic in the Dar Paing refugee camp on May 6, 2014 in Sittwe, Myanmar. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
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"Pent-up grievances are being unleashed," say Reuters journalists of the sectarian violence in Myanmar. For its coverage, Reuters won Asia Society's 2014 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism in Asia.

Interview: How History and Present-Day Realities Affect Japan-South Korea Relations

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) meets with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (R) and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) May 31, 2014 in Singapore. Hagel traveled to Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images)
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Alexis Dudden analyzes the influence of historical narratives and contemporary pressures on Japan-South Korea relations, ahead of a related event at Asia Society New York on June 19.

Photo of the Day: Playing Dress Up in India

A few young men dress up like Charlie Chaplin to celebrate Chaplin's 125th birthday in Adipur, India on April 16, 2014. (Ashit Desai/Flickr)
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A few young men dress up like Charlie Chaplin to celebrate Chaplin's 125th birthday in Adipur, India on April 16, 2014. (Ashit Desai/Flickr)

Interview: 'Brave Women Made Our Work Possible,' Says WSJ South Asia Bureau Chief

In response to the recent gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the state of Uttar Pradesh, activists shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
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"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal.