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#TBT: In 2002, Wenji Opera Explores Themes of Dislocation and 'Biculturalism'

A scene from the chamber opera Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute with actor Zhou Long (L) and actress Xiu Ying in 2002. (Jack Vartoogian/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2002 chamber opera documents the life of a Chinese poet who lived 1,800 years ago.

The Hysterical World of Professional Funeral Mourners

Professional mourner Hu Xinglian works a funeral in China's southwestern city of Chongqing on June 1, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A new play in Los Angeles centers around a hysterical — but traditional — custom that is found all over Asia.

Interview: Capturing North Korea's People in 3D

Matjaž Tančič
Multimedia

What the Beijing-based photographer Matjaž Tančič found when he took 3D portraits of North Koreans

Kevin Rudd: How to Bring India's Growth Online

Visitors walk past one of the pavilions of the 'Make in India Week' in Mumbai on February 14, 2016. Over 190 companies, and 5,000 delegates from 60 countries, are taking part in the first 'Make in India' week held in Mumbai from February 13-18. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a new op-ed, the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute calls for the country to join APEC.

20 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Korea

Recently released photos show life in early 20th century Korea.
Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs newly released from the New York Public Library show daily life in Korea during the early Japanese colonial period (1910-1945).

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

#TBT: In 2014, Hong Kong Kids Become K-Pop Stars

Children get a lesson in K-Pop dancing at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Family Day on November 9, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: when young kids at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Day busted a move.

The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn (Regina Folk Festival 2008/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The folk musician's relationship with the Asian country predates her musical career.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: My Films Aim to 'Spark Difficult Conversations'

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy tackles honor killings in Pakistan in her newest short subject film. (SOC Films)
Current Affairs

The renowned documentary filmmaker says her work aims to bring the world's marginalized communities in front of the international public.

Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.