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Thousands of worshippers come to the Shwedagon pagoda to celebrate Thingyan, a New Years Water festival, April 17, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Nine Excellent Documentaries About Asia That You Can Watch on Netflix

From Syria to China and Myanmar to Japan, discover the stories and traditions of Asia through the documentary lens. more
Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'What We Want Is a Truly Democratic Country'

The iconic Nobel laureate addressed Asia Society for the first time as Myanmar's most powerful official. more

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'Human Rights Are Human Needs'

The Myanmar leader and iconic Nobel laureate discusses human rights at Asia Society in New York. more

An Address by Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Complete)

The iconic Nobel laureate discusses her country's emergence into a democracy and its plan for economic development. more
Aung San Suu Kyi addresses a press conference after her visit to the International Labour Conference, Palais des Nations on June 14, 2012. (Violaine Martin/UN Geneva/Flickr)

Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. Visit: An Explainer

Asia Society's Debra Eisenman explains the backdrop of Myanmar's most influential leader's trip to the United States. more
Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call. more

Asia Society Turns 60

Asia Society presents a short film about these 60 years — from the story of its founding and early years, to its evolution from a Manhattan institution to a global network of 12 centers. more
Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent. more