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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition
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Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Stealing Honey in Japan

A brown-eared Bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)
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A brown-eared bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)

Private Schools, on the Rise in China, Are Now in Beijing's 'Crosshairs'

January 21, 2015, children dressed in uniform sing after raising the national flag at the Beichuan Red army elementary school. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

A contentious debate within China's government may result in private schools being brought under greater ideological control, writes Karla Simon.

Photo of the Day: A Smoky Ritual in India

A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)
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A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)

#TBT: Thai Queen Sirikit's 1985 Visit to Asia Society

Thai Queen Sirikit meets Blanchette Rockefeller at Asia Society. (Robert Glick)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Thai Queen Sirikit.

18 Stunning Photos of Asia from Smithsonian.com's 2014 Photo Contest

Young Buddhist novices play in Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar. Photograph by Sergio Carbajo Rodriguez. (Smithsonian.com)
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From the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Myanmar to rice fields near China’s Yulong River, see Asia from a new frame of reference.

Photo of the Day: An Arched Reflection in South Korea

Seongsan Bridge casts a vibrant reflection on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea on February 28, 2015. (H.B. Kang/Flickr)
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Seongsan Bridge casts a vibrant reflection on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea on February 28, 2015. (H.B. Kang/Flickr)

'Assignment: China' Documentary Looks at Mao's Death and 'the End of an Era'

Mao Zedong's body on display for mourners after his death in September 1976. (Xinhua)
Current Affairs

Film by Mike Chinoy looks at the tumultuous events of China in the mid-1970s through the eyes of the foreign correspondents who covered them.

Photo of the Day: Riding on Mama's Back in Vietnam

A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)
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A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)

Interview: Are 'Womenomics' Working in Japan?

A woman walks through a Tokyo underpass. (Sekihan/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Shinzo Abe is trying to get Japan's underrepresented women into the workforce to boost the economy. One expert discusses what leaders are doing right and what problems remain.