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The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

15 Photos Exploring the Filipino Obsession With Basketball

In the local villages of Cebu, Philippines, kids and adults will play basketball in flip flops on pretty rough terrain. (Richard James Daniels)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Photographer Richard James Daniels' project documents the significance of the country's favorite pastime. 

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

#TBT: After Half a Century, Shinto Deity Returns to Asia Society Museum

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg view The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the opening of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, February 2016. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

For "Throwback Thursday," we reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A Kamakura period Japanese sculpture on display twice at Asia Society, 56 years apart. 

24 Colorized Photos of Sri Lanka From a Century Ago

Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs recently released by the New York Public Library show daily life on the island during the British colonial period.

#TBT: In 2010, Cosplayers Descend on Asia Society

On October 15, 2010, audience members join Japanese singer Reni Mimura onstage for a performance during a cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York. (Elaine Merguerian/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2010 cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York.

How Chinese Food Became Hip in America

Ma-po tofu. (Filipe Fortes/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, discusses the evolution of American tastes for authentic Chinese cuisine, and why so many still find it alien. 

#TBT: In 2014, Hong Kong Opera Star Gives Nod to Italian Art

Hong Kong Chinese tenor Warren Mok, one of China’s Three Tenors, performs at 'Primavera,' a Spring Dinner Celebration at Asia Society Hong Kong on March 21, 2014. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: When tenor Warren Mok gave "a contemporary Asian look at the splendors of Italian art."

#TBT: In 2002, Wenji Opera Explores Themes of Dislocation and 'Biculturalism'

A scene from the chamber opera Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute with actor Zhou Long (L) and actress Xiu Ying in 2002. (Jack Vartoogian/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2002 chamber opera documents the life of a Chinese poet who lived 1,800 years ago.

20 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Korea

Recently released photos show life in early 20th century Korea.
Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs newly released from the New York Public Library show daily life in Korea during the early Japanese colonial period (1910-1945).