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Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation. more

When Societies Open: The Global Philanthropic Footprint of George Soros (Complete)

Open Society Foundations Chairman George Soros, in an hour-long conversation with Asia Society's Orville Schell, covers much of the globe and touches on politics, finance, philanthropy, and even philosophy. more
(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011. more

Discover Your Myanmar Zodiac Sign With Our New Online Tool

Are you a Dragon or a Guinea Pig? Is your planet Mars or Jupiter? And what does this all say about your personality? Use our interactive Myanmar astrology tool to find out. more
Hot air balloons fly over ancient temples in Bagan, Myanmar, at sunrise on November 25, 2014. (Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: 90 Mesmerizing Seconds Floating Above Myanmar's Land of 2000 Temples

Let the website 'Jungles in Paris' take you on a breathtaking tour of the ancient city of Bagan, the world’s largest collection of religious structures. more
Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times. more
An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

Learn about Myanmar’s "zat pwe"—a traditional performance form that combines music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza. more
Studio portrait of U Tin Maung, founder of the Shwe Man Thabin troupe, circa mid-1950s. (Courtesy Kit Young)
The Incredible All-Night Zat Pwe
Learn more about the history and context of Myanmar's great performing arts tradition. more

Asia Society Presents: Burmese National Theater

From 1975: Asia Society presents a mesmerizing performance of traditional music and dance from Burma. more
On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.

Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.' more