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Photo of the Day: Fiery Red Reflections in Vietnam

Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Interview: Music From Japan's Mari Ono Reflects on a Four-Decade Musical Legacy

Music From Japan Executive Director Mari Ono (L) with Founder and Artistic Director Naoyuki Miura (R) in 1993. (Ken Howard)
Arts

Ahead of two starry concerts this weekend at Asia Society, Music From Japan's Executive Director looks back on 40 years of commissioning and presenting.

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Video: ChinaFile Editor Sees 'Cyber Sovereignty' as Another Brick in the Great Firewall

A netizen surfs the web at an Internet cafe in Yichang city, Hubei province. (Yi Chang—Imagine China/Zuma Press)
Current Affairs

Appearing on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Jonathan Landreth explains what's driving Beijing's severe new crackdown on access to the Internet.

Multimedia: What Happens When You Depict the Mona Lisa with a Japanese Noh Mask?

Bidou Yamaguchi,
Arts

Master carver Bidou Yamaguchi combines visual tropes from classical Japanese theater with Western art and pop icons, reinterpreting both traditions. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Texas Center through February 15.

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in the Sunset in Taiwan

People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)
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People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)
ArtsMultimedia

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which includes many works that have never been seen outside of the country before.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the First Snow of Winter in Afghanistan

An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

Photo of the Day: Getting A Whiff of the Flowers in Singapore

A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)
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A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)