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#TBT: Schoolchildren (in Plaid Sport Coats) Visit an Asia Society Exhibition in 1975

Schoolchildren line up to view an Asia Society exhibition in 1975.
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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: New York school kids visiting in 1975.

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

Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times after a sold-out performance at Asia Society New York.

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

An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)
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Learn about zat pwe — a traditional Myanmar performance form combining music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza  — ahead of three Asia Society New York events this weekend.

Interview: 'Spinnin' Memory,' Khmer American Rapper Teaches a Traumatic History

Rapper Prach Ly. (Courtesy of the artist)
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In 2000, 21-year-old Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) recorded his first CD, which told the story of Cambodia’s killing fields, in his parents’ garage. It became the #1 album in Cambodia. Fifteen years later, Ly reflects on his journey.

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration

Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. In anticipation of the opening, here's a look at the history of Chinese immigration the U.S.

#TBT: Tibetan Dance Troupe Rides New York Subway

Tibetan dance troupe rides New York subway in 1987 (Barry Bryant/Samaya Foundation)
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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 Tibetan dance troupe tours NYC by subway in 1987.      

Video: Polymathic Performing Artist Vijay Iyer Wants His Listeners to 'Feel Cared For'

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer Vijay Iyer on The Charlie Rose Show on March 16, 2015.
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The jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, who has a longstanding relationship with Asia Society, discussed his new album on the Charlie Rose Show last week.

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Interview: Meet Wu Tong, China's Musical Polymath

Wind virtuoso Wu Tong performs at Asia Society New York on March 19, 2015. (Courtesy of Wu Tong)
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Get to know Wu Tong — a master of the sheng, a Chinese wind instrument; a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and the frontman for Lunhui, a pioneering rock band — ahead of his March 19 performance at Asia Society New York.

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
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In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.