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Filmmaker: Documentary on Rape in India Was a 'Cry of My Conscience'

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses her documentary Daughters of Mother India. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses how she gained access to shoot her documentary Daughters of Mother India, and why a similar film on sexual violence against women was banned in the country.

Zhang Yimou: 'Thank You for the Award. I'll Do Much Better in the Future'

Zhang Yimou delivers a speech after winning a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S.-China Film Summit gala in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The acclaimed Chinese director, who accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S-China Film Summit, painted a bright picture of the future of Sino-American collaboration.

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

Wall Street Journal Praises Philippine Gold's Collection of 'Bright Stars'

Visitors to Asia Society in New York inspect artifacts from the Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdom exhibition. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

Asia Society's Fall 2015 exhibition has attracted rave reviews since its opening on September 11.

#TBT: In 1964, Nepali Dancer Strikes a Pose

Nepali Dancer Bali Ram poses in front of a 15th-century sculpture, 'Avalokiteshvara', on loan from The Golden Monastery in Patan, Nepal at Asia Society's “The Art of Nepal.” (Asia Society)
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Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when an enigmatic dancer from Nepal stormed America and cooked at Asia Society.

Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
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Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

New Yorker Calls Philippine Gold 'Fantastic'

Work No. 2015.02.02.81 Earrings with 12 floriated spangles (kayong kayong)  Attributed to Bohol Gold  4 7/8 in. (12.45 cm) length; 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm) length  11.8 grams; 11.9 grams Ayala Museum Collection 71.4042ab

The magazine praises Asia Society's new exhibition, on display in New York through January 3.

Video: Mixed Progress on Gender Equality

Tom Nagorski, Peggy Liu, Aamina Awan, and Josette Sheeran speak at Asia Society New York. (Stella Könemann)
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Subjects of the new film A Single Step say that things have moved backward in some places.

New York Times Hails 'Philippine Gold' as 'Gorgeous and Historically Intriguing'

Sash or caste cord. Surigao Treasure, Surigao del Sur province. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. L. 59 1/16 in. (150 cm); Cross section H. 1 1/16 x W. 15/16 in. (2.7 x 2.4 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5186. Photography by Neal Oshima; Image courtesy of Ayala Museum. An object uncovered by Berto Morales in 1981.

"They were astoundingly skillful goldsmiths"

Before and After: This is What's Happening to Historic Sites in the Middle East

Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Center/Antiquities Coalition)
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Before-and-after photos offer a glimpse of the recent destruction of historic sites and cultural treasures in the Middle East and Africa.