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Video: Why Are Asian Women Underrepresented in Corporate Leadership?

Janet Wong (L) moderates a panel on Asian Pacific women leaders with (L to R) Janet Yang, Anna Mok, Leona Tang, and Purnima Kochikar.
Current Affairs

Accomplished Asian women discuss why their demographic is so underrepresented in upper corporate leadership, despite studies showing how much they help the bottom line.

Video: On Loan From Myanmar, a Bronze Bell Propounds the Teachings of Buddha

A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition
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Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, shares her insights into a noteworthy nineteenth-century bronze bell featured in the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photos of the Day: The Hues of Holi in India

Indian revelers dance during Holi celebrations in Hyderabad on March 5, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gathered all around India to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors on March 5, 2015. Holi is an annual celebration of the coming of spring. During the festivities, revelers spray colored powder and water on each other with great gusto.

Celebrating Momofuku Ando, Godfather of Instant Ramen

The Google Doodle on March 5, 2015 paid tribute to the late Momofuku Ando. (Google)
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Today, Google commemorated the 105th birthday of the late Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen instant noodles, with a new Google Doodle. Here’s a look back at three ramen-focused Asia Society programs and features.

Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
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Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

For Yoshitomo Nara, Defining Art by Ethnicity is an 'Outdated Methodology'

Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm. Courtesy of the artist. (José Luis Gutiérrez)
Arts

Get to know Yoshitomo Nara, internationally renowned contemporary artist, and see works from his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Solitude in Vietnam

A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015.  (Trường Đặng/Flickr)
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A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015. (Trường Đặng/Flickr)

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.
Arts

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)
Arts

Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Standing Out in the Vastness in Japan

A toddler is oblivious of her vast surroundings in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)
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A toddler is oblivious of her vast surroundings in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)