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From 'Degenerate' Fears to Cult Violence: How an Ancient Buddhist Belief Impacted Japan Across Eight Centuries

An Aum Shinrikyo follower meditates before portraits of leader Shoko Asahara and his two sons posted on an altar at a seminary of a Tokyo building on August 11, 1999. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
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A widely held belief in Kamakura era Japan of a sick and degenerating world was reinterpreted by a violent doomsday cult eight centuries later.

Honoring Three Asian Artists For 'Touching Our Souls' [Photos]

(L to R) Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara pose with their Asian Art Game Changer awards in Hong Kong on March 20, 2016.
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Asia Society awarded Cai Guo-Qiang, Nalini Malani, and Yoshitomo Nara with the first Asia Arts Game Changer awards on Sunday in Hong Kong.

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.
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"They were astoundingly skillful goldsmiths"

A Golden Discovery in the Philippines

Vessel in the form of a kinnari. Surigao Treasure, Surigao del Sur province. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. H. 4 ¾ x W. 2 15/16 in. (12 x 7.5 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5189. Photography by Neal Oshima; Image courtesy of Ayala Museum. An object uncovered by Berto Morales in 1981.
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How an accidental find by a laborer uncovered evidence of a pre-colonial civilization.

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31
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Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.

Multimedia: Elementary Students Dubbed 'Brilliant Young Artists' for Nam June Paik-Inspired Exhibition

Student artists pose in the gallery in front of <i>4-2 D-2</i>. (Elsa Ruiz)
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A months-long project culminated on Thursday when children from four New York public schools saw their own work on the walls and the gallery floors of a major cultural institution.

Multimedia: For NYC Public School Students, Nam June Paik Inspires Robots and Prototype Suits

Detail of 'Futuristic Prototype Suit 87 – Type 1, 2, 3, & 4' in 'Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot' at Asia Society Museum, May 19–July 19, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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‘Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot’ opens on May 19, featuring art from New York City public school students. Read the story of how the exhibition came together.

#TBT: Schoolchildren (in Plaid Sport Coats) Visit an Asia Society Exhibition in 1975

Schoolchildren line up to view an Asia Society exhibition in 1975.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: New York school kids visiting in 1975.

Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.
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Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

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.