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Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Through Greenery in China

A couple of boats make their way on water through green mountains in China on February 19, 2014. (Frans van der Kuil/Flickr)
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A couple of boats make their way on water through green mountains in China on February 19, 2014. (Frans van der Kuil/Flickr)

Video: Asia Society Museum Showcases Long-Lost 'Golden Visions' from Tibet

Through gleaming statuary, intricate reliefs, and vintage black-and-white photographs, Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition takes visitors on an exploration of the Buddhist monastery in Densatil, in central Tibet.
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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores artwork from a singular Tibetan Buddhist monastery that was largely destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution.

Photo of the Day: Painting the Sky Orange in Myanmar

A setting sun casts an orange glow across the sky in Myanmar on January 28, 2014. (brentolson/Flickr)
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A setting sun casts an orange glow across the sky in Myanmar on January 28, 2014. (brentolson/Flickr)

Interview: Photographer Sheds Light on 'Inner Face' of Bangladesh's Gay Community

Gazi Nafis Ahmed's latest documentary series,
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In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
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The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Photo of the Day: A Snowy Morning in the Forbidden City

On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
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On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

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Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

Photo of the Day: Cycling Through the Snow in Japan

A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)
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A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)