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Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
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Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

#TBT: Korean Classical Music Troupe 'Entrances' Audiences in 1979

Four members of the Korean Aak troupe from the National Classical Music Institute in 1979. (Asia Society)
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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 1979 touring Korean music troupe.

Watch: Celebrated Myanmar Troupe and 'Outstanding Performance of the Year' Nominee Shwe Man Thabin

Members of Myanmar's Shwe Man Thabin company perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Watch the full Asia Society program featuring Myanmar's celebrated troupe Shwe Man Thabin, which has been nominated for Outstanding Performance of the Year by The New York Dance and Performance Awards.

Watch: Stars of New York City Ballet, Indian Kathak Dance, and Chinese Kunqu Opera Share Stage

Performers Qian Yi, Chinese kunqu opera star; Parul Shah, celebrated performer of India’s kathak dance; and Wendy Whelan, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet share the stage at Asia Society New York on June 24, 2015.  (Elsa M. Ruiz)
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What do ballet, Indian kathak dance, and Chinese kunqu opera have in common? Watch Asia Society's recent Viewpoints: Classical Connections program, featuring acclaimed performers Wendy Whelan, Parul Shah, and Qian Yi, to find out.

#TBT: Sri Lankan Dance Troupe 'Snakes' Its Way Through America in 1958

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon National Dancers. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: one of Asia Society's earliest cultural performances.

Interview: Yang Mu on Personal Narratives and the 'Thriving' Taiwanese Literary Landscape

Yang Mu and his book Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet.
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In his autobiographical essays, Yang Mu tells the story of Taiwan's social, political, and cultural changes in the twentieth century through personal narratives about his childhood in Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan.

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31
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Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.

#TBT: Burmese National Theater Makes Historic U.S. Visit in 1975

Dancers from the Burmese National Theater collaborate with American dancers at the Martha Graham Studio in New York during a historic U.S. visit in 1975. (Dan Sterbling)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: dancers from the Burmese National Theater teach American students at the legendary Martha Graham's New York studio.

Interview: Kevin Kwan on World of 'Insane Fortunes' in New Novel 'China Rich Girlfriend'

Author Kevin Kwan. (Kevin Kwan)
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In a Q&A, author Kevin Kwan previewed his upcoming novel 'China Rich Girlfriend.' In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 16, 2015.

Interview: Andrew Lam, From Heartbroken Vietnamese Refugee to Best-Selling Author

Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam. (Andrew Lam)
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Vietnamese American author recounts how he forced himself to confront the carnage, heartbreak, and marginalization of his childhood through writing.